Stillingia

History

Also known as Queen’s Root, Stillingia (Stillingia sylvatica) is native to the southern United States and grows in sandy prairies and meadows. It was used traditionally in Native American medicine and by the Eclectic physicians in the early 1900s to support skin health, the upper respiratory system and occasional constipation.* Small pieces of the root were chewed to in winter to support a healthy throat and upper respiratory system.*

Function

This herb is not often used in modern herbalism. However, Stillingia has been used to support the lymphatic system, and it also supports the natural detoxification functions of the mucous membranes, liver and lymphatic tissues.*

Uses of Stillingia

Disclaimer

This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice. This content does not provide dosage information, format recommendations, toxicity levels, or possible interactions with prescription drugs. Accordingly, this information should be used only under the direct supervision of a qualified health practitioner such as a naturopathic physician.

Active Constituents

diterpene esters, volatile oil, tannins

Parts Used

  • Root

Important precautions

Additional Resources

Felter & Lloyd. (1898). King’s American Dispensatory, 18th edition, 3rd revision, vol II. Portland, Oregon: Eclectic Medical Publications. 
Tilgner, Sharol (1999). Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth. Pleasant Hill, Oregon: Wise Acres Publishing.

Herb Reference Guide

 
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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