Wild Quinine Seeds ✿ Parthenium integrifolium ✿ American Feverfew ✿ 50+ seeds
Medicinal use of Wild Quinine: A poultice made from the fresh leaves is applied to burns. The root is used in the treatment of inflammation of the urinary passages and kidneys, amenorrhoea and as a lithontripic. The flowering tops are used as a substitute for quinine in the treatment of intermittent fevers. One study suggests that use of the plant might stimulate the immune system.
Endangered: Wild Quinine is listed as "endangered" by the Minnesota DNR and is on the "threatened" list in Wisconsin. It's native range is generally east of the Mississippi River although it has been introduced into many western states. The Minnesota DNR reports that very little of the original range is left as agriculture has converted most of the original habitat to cropland. The DNR has acquired two abandoned railroad rights of way where the species was growing and designated those strips as a Scientific and Natural Area.