Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Dipsacus fullonum.
The root is diaphoretic, diuretic and stomachic. An infusion is said to strengthen the stomach, create an appetite, remove obstructions of the liver and treat jaundice. The root is harvested in early autumn and dried for later use. An infusion of the leaves has been used as a wash to treat acne. The plant has a folk history of use in the treatment of cancer, an ointment made from the roots is used to treat warts, wens and whitlows.A homeopathic remedy is made from the flowering plant. It is used in the treatment of skin diseases.
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A good butterfly plant.This is the true wild species of teasel, its bracts are too flexible to be used for combing cloth. The flowering heads are much prized by flower arrangers because they keep their colour almost indefinitely when dried.
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