Grindelia Grindelia spp

  • Common Names
  • Grindelia , Gumplant, tarweed, rosinweed
  • Botanical Name
  • Grindelia spp
  • Family

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Grindelia

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How to Use: Grindelia

Grindelia extrudes a gummy balsamic resin that was historically used as an expectorant and antitussive in cough remedies. 1 Grindelia, which grows wild in the Western states, is better known for it's use in ointments and field dressings for rashes, poison ivy, burns, and insect bites.

Preparation Methods & Dosage :Use in external treatments, ointments and skin washes.

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Grindelia Remedies

Grindelia Side Effects: Large doses are toxic. Internal use only as directed by a qualified practitioner. Grindelia is not well studied.

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Plant Description

Grindelia is a bush plant with bright yellow flowers indigenous to much of the United States, but is found mainly in the dry prairies West of the Mississippi.

Regional Traditions :North America *

How to Grow Grindelia

Grindelia is a bit scruffy to be popular as ornamental, but is sometimes cultivated for medicinal use. The plant can be started from seed, or by cuttings from wild plants, and does best in poor, alkaline soils.

books citedWorks Cited
  1. Hoffmann, David (2010-12-15). Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine (pp. 563). Healing Arts Press.
    Gumweed acts to relax smooth muscles and heart muscles. This helps to explain its use in the treatment of asthmatic and bronchial conditions, especially when these are associated with rapid heartbeat and nervous response