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Santolina chamaecyparissus (Compositae)

Other Names: cotton lavender
Traditional Uses:rheumatism, painful joints
Magical Uses:
Description: Evergreen perennial shrub with pungent aroma. Branched stems are white and grow up to 20 in with silver gray filamentous leaves. Small fragrant yellow flowers appear in midsummer.

Uses: Use leaves before flowering dried and stripped from the stalk. Use flowers fresh or dried. Used as a vermifuge and a moth repellant. Infusion of leaves rubbed onto the skin will help painful joints. Flowers can be made into a tonic tea.

Infusion: Used to prepare more delicate parts of plants. 3 cups of water to 1 ounce dry herb or 1?