Broom Snakeweed - Hierba de San Nicolas
Gutierrezia sarothrae (Pursh) Britt. & Rusby
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Type in Ailment or Herb
Other common names:
broomweed, broom snakeweed, matchweed, turpentine-weed, yellow
top, kindlingweed, escobilla, yerba-de-vibora, coyaye, yerba del tabardillo,
xoxonitzal and yoloxiltic
Synonomy: Gutierrezia euthamiae, G. longifilia, G.
diversifolia Greene, G. lepidota Greene, G. linearifolia Lag., G. linoides
Greene, G. longipappa S. F. Blake, G. pomariensis (S. L. Welsh) S.L. Welsh, G.
tenuis Greene, Solidago sarothrae Pursh, Xanthocephalum sarothrae (Pursh)
Shinners, Xanthocephalum tenue (Greene) Shinners, Gutierrezia sarothrae (Pursh)
Britton & Rusby var. pomariensis S. L. Welsh, Xanthocephalum sarothrae
(Pursh) Shinners var. pomariense (S.L. Welsh) S.L. Welsh.
Latin name meaning: The genus Gutierrezia was named after
Piedro Gutierrez, a correspondent of the Madrid Botanical Gardens. Sarothrae is
derived from sarotron and sarothrum, Latin for broom.
Similar species: Prairie snakeweed or threadleaf snakeweed
(Gutierrezia microcephala). The primary difference between prairie
snakeweed and broomweed is the number of ray flowers in the flower head.
Broomweed has 3 or more ray flower per head compared to one or two in prairie
Distribution: Alberta, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho,
Kansas, Northwest Territories, Manitoba, Mexico, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico,
New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Texas,
Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
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Properties in Broom snakeweed Used by Aztecs
Stimulates glandular secretions which in turn helps the body get rid
of germs and toxins in cases of infections;
stimulates sweat glands(lowers
stimulates urinary system(eliminates toxins in the blood)
the digestive juices, produces a laxative affect also useful if stomach pain is
present, in bronchitis and pneumonia because of it's Anti inflammatory properties
also good for its actions on the cardiovascular system.
Aztec Method of Use
Boil 25 grams of the plant to 1/2 liter of water then drink 1 cup 3 times a day.
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