What is daisy ?
The Iroquois Indians used the daisy to aid digestion. Several chemical compounds come from the fresh or dried flowers and leaves of Bellis perennis, a common perennial herb.
Common doses of Daisy
Daisy comes as a dried herb and a tincture. Some experts recommend the following doses:
- As a tincture, 2 to 4 milliliters taken three times daily.
- As an infusion, 1 teaspoon of dried herb steeped in boiling water for 10 minutes, taken three times daily.
Why people use daisy herb
- As an expectorant
- Kidney disorders
- Liver disorders
- Muscle spasms
- Nasal inflammation
- Skin disorders
- To aid digestion
- To “purify” the blood
Side effects of daisy
Call your health care practitioner if you experience unusual symptoms when using daisy for medicinal purposes.
Combining herbs with certain drugs may alter their action or produce unwanted side effects. Tell your health care practitioner about any prescription or nonprescription drugs you’re taking.
Important points to remember
- Don’t use daisy medicinally if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Although daisies have been eaten in some parts of the world, their effects haven’t been documented. Use caution when ingesting.
What the research shows
Although the daisy has a long history of safety, this history is based on verbal reports, not clinical data. The herb’s chemical components haven’t been thoroughly evaluated.
Other names for daisy : –
Other names for daisy include bairnwort, bruisewort, common daisy, and day’s eye.
No known products containing daisy are available commercially.