The parts of this plant most used in natural medicine are its leaves and flower heads. It works as an astringent, calming, depurative, anti-inflammatory, emollient, diuretic, fortifying, expectorant, sweating, hemostatic and healing. These actions are due to its chemical constituents, which are organic acids, essential oils, anthocyanosides, beta-sitosterol, pigments, resin, bitter principles, saponosides, tannins, saponins and mucilaginous substances.
It is indicated for the treatment of bronchial asthma, abscesses, catarrh, fever, chronic bronchitis, edema, gout, joint pain, chest disease, boils, nervous exhaustion, flu, secondary wounds, inflammation (mouth, pharynx, throat), eyes sore and watery, reduce bruises (purple patches on the skin), intestinal disorders, rheumatism, colds, rashes, cough, tumor, ruptures, varicose veins and dermal ulcers.
Put a spoonful of dried daisy leaves in a cup of boiling water, let it rest for five minutes. Drink during the day.
Put 15 grams of dried daisy flower heads in 500 ml of water, for 20 minutes or cold macerated. Drink two to four cups a day.
Infusion for external use
Put 50 grams of daisy leaves and flowers in a liter of boiling water. With this infusion, you can make rinses, gargles, washes, compresses or anti-inflammatory baths. It is indicated for the treatment of wounds, ulcers or tumors.
To help heal wounds, you can even prepare a poultice from the crushed flowers and leaves, and place them under gauze. Hold for a few minutes.
Side effects related to the use of daisy include contact dermatitis in allergic individuals. Other effects were not found.
The daisy as a medicinal plant is contraindicated for pregnant or nursing women and for young children. Its use is also not recommended for people suffering from gastritis or gastroduodenal ulcers. In addition, it is always good to see your doctor before starting to use any medicinal plant. It is also important to remember that these home remedies only work as an adjunct to the treatment, and therefore can never replace conventional treatment.