Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Gutierrezia sarothrae.
A decoction of the roots has been used in the treatment of painful urination, diarrhoea and stomach aches. The roots have been placed in boiling water and the steam inhaled in the treatment of respiratory complaints. The flowers are laxative. A decoction of the fresh flowers has been used in the treatment of diarrhoea. The leaves are cathartic, febrifuge and sedative. An infusion has been used in the treatment of coughs and colds. It has also been used as a bath to treat fevers and sores, including those caused by venereal diseases. A poultice of the moistened leaves has been used to treat bruises, wounds, sprains, nose bleeds and insect stings. A protein in the plant is reported to have anti-cancer activity.A strong, black infusion of the plant has been used as a rub on rheumatic joints.
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This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c. Plants are sub-shrubs and may die back to the base in winter. Plants have deep taproots and resent root disturbance. They should be planted into their permanent positions as soon as possible. Because it is unpalatable to livestock, this plant is often an indicator of overgrazed land.Plants are strongly aromatic.
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