Botanical name Grindelia squarrosa is a genus of plants native to the Americas belonging to the sunflower family. Cultures where pharmaceutical medicine is not readily available will use this plant to fight inflammation and bacterial and viral infection. Grindelia can be consumed for the immune system and the lymphatic system, and as a tea can be is useful for allergies, colic, colds, flu, and other infectious illnesses. Grindelia contains helpful flavonoids such as kumatakenin and acacetin. This plant is used for supporting healthy respiratory function, and it can also be supportive to the urinary tract. Grindelia is supportive of respiratory function, as well as a healthy urinary tract. This plant was used topically by Native Americans to soothe skin irritation.
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“Plant extracts and/or secondary metabolites are receiving considerable attention as therapeutic agents for treating inflammatory diseases such as periodontitis, which affects the tooth supporting tissues. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a Grindelia robusta extract… The results suggest that G. robusta extract possesses an anti-inflammatory therapeutic potential through its capacity to reduce the accumulation of inflammatory mediators and MMPs.” Active Principles of Grindelia Robusta Exert Antiinflammatory Properties in Macrophage Model
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