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Related to Dipsacus fullonum: Dipsacus sylvestris, Dipsacus sativus

teasel

The most famous plant used for Lyme disease- Dipsacus sylvestris being the most effective. The root is the part used. Plant grows up to 8 ft (2.5m) and is easily recognized by their prickly egg-shaped balls on top of long prickly stems with wrinkly opposite leaves that have prickles on the underside along the middle. Upper leaves grow together forming water-catching cup around stem.The oval prickly heads have sharp, pointy fingers sticking out from underneath, and one or two bands of pinkish purple flowers growing around in rings. used for muscle/joint pain and inflammation, arthritis, diuretic, detox, diarrhea, improves appetite, liver, gallbladder, jaundice, warts, stomach, cancer. Leaf tea used for acne.
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During Years 1-3 of the chronosequence the dominant plant species included the annuals Setaria faberi, Ambrosia artemisiifolia and biennials Daucus carota and Dipsacus fullonum.
Locally, the teasel, Dipsacus fullonum, is of course historically connected with the textile industry, although these days it has more value in providing food for finches than teasing out wool.