Dusty Miller Herbal Remedies
This plant, which was once held in high regard, is seldomly used today. The sterilized or freshly-squeezed juice of cineraria has been used for cataracts and conjunctivitis (pink eye) to expedite healing. A few drops of the juice were placed into the eye several times daily. This caused a slight burning effect which quickly disappeared.
Dusty Miller Proper Dose
|Dusty Miller Leaf Juice||a few drops for external use|
|Dusty Miller Tincture||a few drops diluted in water|
Dusty Miller Reference Information
|Latin Name||Cineraria maritima|
|Other Names||Silver ragwort|
|Part Used||Leaf Juice|
|Cautions||Avoid large doses.|
|Botanical Info||A medium-sized herbaceous plant with blue, purple, and white flowers in the Aster family, having silvery leaves covered with a dense felt.|
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