Sweet Cicely

Sweet Cicely

Latin Name: osmorhiza claytoni, myrrhis odorata
Alternative Name: smoother sweet cicely, cicely, anise fren, cow chervil, british myrrh, shepherd’s needle, sweet bracken, sweet chervil, woolly sweet-cicely, clayton’s sweetroot, hairy sweet-cicely
Forms Available: essential oil, root, leaf, seed

Sweet Cicely – osmorhiza claytoni, myrrhis odorata – This herb is expectorant, stomachic and carminative. It has been used to alleviate dry coughs by loosening and shifting phlegm. It is a stomach tonic, relieving flatulence, stimulating the appetite, and has laxative properties. The roots are antiseptic and have been applied, externally, to bites, stings and wounds.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Has been used to treat flatulence, coughs, as a general appetite tonic, and as a mild laxative.

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