teasel

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Related to Dipsacus fullonum: Dipsacus sylvestris, Dipsacus sativus

teasel

Chinese medicine
A perennial plant, the root of which is analgesic, haemostatic and tonic; it is used for breast tumours, fractures, low back pain, menstrual disorders, postpartum bleeding, sports injuries, increased urinary frequency, and Raynaud phenomenon. 

Herbal medicine
Teasel was once used in Western herbal medicine as an anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic, diuretic and digestive tonic; it is rarely used by modern herbologists.
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Common herbaceous species include Agrimonia parviflora, Calystegia sepium, Dipsacus fullonum ssp.
The dry open field habitat is populated by Ambrosia artemisiifolia, Cirsium discolor, Conyza canadensis, Dipsacus fullonum, Medicago lupulina, Plantago virginica, Potentilla recta, Setaria pumila, Solidago canadensis, Tridens flavus, and Verbascum blattaria.
Since this site was converted from agricultural use to a tallgrass community, it still retained a legacy of nonnative weeds, species such as Cirsium arvense, Dipsacus fullonum, and Phalaris arundinacea.