Stillingia sylvatica


Stillingia sylvatica


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.*

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Traditional Health Benefits of Stillingia

Immune Support

What is Stillingia Used for?

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.*

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Active Constituents of Stillingia

diterpene esters including prostatin, gnidilatidin, volatile oil, tannins

Parts Used


Additional Resources

1.) Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998. 2.) Felter & Lloyd. (1898). King’s American Dispensatory, 18th edition, 3rd revision, vol II. Portland, Oregon: Eclectic Medical Publications. 3.) Tilgner, Sharol (1999). Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth. Pleasant Hill, Oregon: Wise Acres Publishing.

Important Precautions

Not for use during pregnancy or lactation. If you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical drugs please consult your doctor prior to use.


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.

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