leucanthemum vulgare

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ox-eye daisy

ox-eye daisy

Common everywhere. White petals with yellow center. Whole plant useable for calming cough, spasms, night sweats, fever. Similar to chamomile, relaxes. Anti-inflammatory. Tea used as eyewash, for dry skin. This pretty flower is calming just to look at, and interestingly enough, it grows wherever man has messed up and stripped the soil to almost uselessness. The daisy brings hope and beauty back to the land. Where once there was toil, hardship, strife and abandonment, now grows a symbol of new hope, as it rebuilds the soil for future generations. It can be used both as salad green and seasoning. The flavor of the greens is as nice and refreshing as the flower looks.
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The major constituents of the oil of Leucanthemum vulgare from Georgia include nerolidol, [alpha]-bisabolol, farnesol, and farnesene [36].
The current paper presents the content and the results of GC-FID and GC-MS analyses of the essential oils of inflorescences of Chamomilla recutita, Chamomilla suaveolens, Anthemis tinctoria, Matricaria perforata, and Leucanthemum vulgare growing in Estonia.
The plant material--samples of herbs of wild-growing Anthemis tinctoria, Matricaria perforata, Leucanthemum vulgare, and Chamomilla suaveolens--was collected in July 2007 from North Estonia (Harjumaa, Virla).
A very low yield of essential oil (0.03%) was found also in the sample of Leucanthemum vulgare of Estonian origin.
56 (= Leucanthemum vulgare Lam.) Taraxacum officinale Webber in Wiggers 44 Poa pratensis L.
Epipactis atrorubens (#) S 1 (0.2) 2 (0.2) Epipactis helleborine (#) S Erucastrum gallicum 1 (0.1) Erysimum cheiranthoides R Festuca pratensis CSR 4 (0.4) Festuca rubra CSR 1 (0.1) Galium album Leucanthemum vulgare C/CSR Medicago lupulina R/SR Medicago sativa C/CSR Medicago x varia C/CSR Melilotus albus CR Orchis militaris (#) S/SR Orthilia secunda Pastinaca sativa 2 (0.2) Pilosella officinarum S/CSR 2 (0.2) Pilosella sp.