Pussytoes, Pink (White) - Antennaria dioica 'Rubra' (Antennaria parvifolia)

(Cat's Paw, Life Everlasting, Mountain Everlasting)

Ethnobotanical Uses




"Cat's Paw is an excellent remedy for liver inflammation and a mild recurrence of former hepatitis symptoms - a tablespoon of the chopped plant steeped in water. It is also a good nonirritating astringent for intestinal irritations above the ileocecal valve. By the time the colon is reached its effect is nil, so should be used as an enema if needed for the descending colon or rectum. The tea is a useful douche for vaginitis." (Moore 53)

"(Gosiute) Poultice of steeped plant applied to the eyes for snow-blindness." (Moerman 76)