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GUMWEED / Curlycup gumweed
Grindelia robusta


Dry cough, bronchitis, catarrh of the airways, common cold, asthma, liver disorders ...


Composition :
100% Grindelia robusta flos - 200 mg

Part used :

Gumweed (Grindelia robusta), also known as August Flower, Grindelia and Great Valley Gumplant, is a member of the daisy family (Asteraceae) of the genus Grindelia, originally native in the Rocky Mountains and the Great Planes. Today it is found all over the US, especially in California, Nevada and Baja California. This hardy plant readily grows in disturbed areas, such as ditches and roadsides. It is a weedlike, bi-annual topping 1 meter (3ft) in height, with many stiff, serrated leaves 2 to 3 cm (1in) long. Atop the stems are single yellow flowers about 3 cm (1in) in diameter.

Gumweed is appreciated for its resin which was used by the American Indians for medicinal purposes. It contains alkaloids, diterpenes, flavanoids and glucosides which in combination have soothing properties with coughs, asthma, bronchitis, hoarseness and catarrh of the airways. The balmy ingredients and the 0.3% essential oils have a calming effect with cough and promote secretion and expulsion of phlegm.

History: The Cheyenne Indians traditionally used Gumweed for treatment of skin disorders. The Blackfoot Indians used root extracts of the plant for treatment of liver disorders. Other tribes used extracts from the resin to treat colds, stomach aches and as a contraceptive.


Take 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.