Ragwort, Senecio Herb, Senecio nemorensis, Séneçon des Bois, Séneçon des Forêts, Séneçon des Sarrasins, Séneçon Hercynien.
Despite serious safety concerns, people take alpine ragwort to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, and spasms. It is also used to control bleeding, especially after tooth extraction.
Some women use it to cause the uterus to contract.
Don't confuse golden ragwort (Senecio aureus) with alpine ragwort. Both are sometimes called "squaw weed."
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