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Eryngium campestre

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Apiaceae
Scientific name  Eryngium campestre
Rank  Species
Order  Apiales
Genus  Eryngium
Higher classification  Eryngium
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Similar  Eryngium, Eryngium planum, Umbelifers, Galeopsis, Eryngium alpinum

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Eryngium campestre, known as field eryngo, is a species of Eryngium, which is used medicinally. A member of the Apiaceae family, Eryngo is a hairless, thorny perennial. The leaves are tough and stiff, whitish-green. The basal leaves are long-stalked, pinnate and spiny. The leaves of this plant are mined by the gall fly which is called Euleia heraclei.


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Mainly Central and southern Europe, north to Germany and Holland. Rare in the British Isles.


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Used in herbalism as an infusion to treat coughs, whooping cough and urinary infections. Roots were formerly candied as sweets or boiled and roasted as a vegetable. Active constituents: Essential oils, saponins, tannins.

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