Grindelia (Grindelia camporum)

Grows in south western USA and Mexico. An erect perennial herb that grows to 1 m high.

Parts used:

Flowers, leaf

Botany

Grows in south western USA and Mexico. An erect perennial herb that grows to 1 m high.

Constituents

Contains volatile oils (borneol, alphaand beta-pinene), diterpenes (grindelic acid) and flavonoids (kaempferol, luteolin and quercetin).

Possible Interactions

Herbs - None known. Drugs - None known.

Comments

Approved by the German Commission E for cough and bronchitis. It is used in modern herbalism where it is valued especially as a treatment for bronchial asthma and for states where phlegm in the airways impedes respiration. The antibiotic potency of the crude herb is at least partially due to the resin fraction. Its anti-oedema and antiinflammatory action is notably based on the presence of diterpenes, phenolic compounds, gallic tannins, flavonoids and saponisides including-escin.

➥ Pharmacopoeia and Other Monographs

The German Commission E, BHP 1996, BHC 2006

PRODUCTS WITH THIS INGREDIENT

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