Cat’s Foot

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Biological Name: Antennaria dioicaCat's foot

Other Names: Cat’s Foot, Mountain everlasting

Additional Info: Cat’s foot belongs to perennials and commonly occupies large areas, growing as a carpet in the mountainous areas of the US Pacific region, as well as in valleys and mountains of Europe. The leaves are dark green at the outer side, being white-colored and hairy at the lower side. The plant blossoms in summer period, featuring high stems with clusters, which have yellow, pink or white flowers in them. Flowers can be seen from late spring to late summer, if being exact.

Elements Applied: Plant’s green parts are applied medical purposes in the period of blossoming.

Used For: The herb is known to induce bile movement and production.

Cat’s foot is especially employed in case of bile duct blockage of recurrent character. The plant is believed to promote production of stomach juices and pancreas excretion, as well as to elevate arterial tension. Occasionally, herbalists prescribe it for dysentery, but more effective substitutes can be found.

Preparation and Intake: To make an infusion, take a teaspoon of dried or fresh herb in the period of blossoming, aid it with half a cup of boiling water, and infuse for ten minutes. Use at a dose of half a cup to cup per day.

Safety: There is no data concerning plant’s safety level.