Grindelia Essential Oil (Grindelia squarrosa)


It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the flowering plant/herb.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Astringent Earthy Herbaceous Medicinal Pungent Slightly camphoraceous Strong

  • Botanical Family: Asteraceae
  • Botanical Genus: Grindelia
  • Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes
  • Perfumery Note: Middle
  • Indigenous Country: United States
  • Cultivation: Wild Harvested
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
  • Part Typically Used: Flowering plant/herb
  • Shelf Life: 3-4 years
  • Wild Harvested Wild Harvested
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Traditional Folklore

Traditional Folklore of Grindelia:

“Gum Plant” was used by indigenous cultures all over the Americas. This plant has been consistently used for asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough and colds. It is an expectorant and antispasmodic, aiding allergenic attacks, not only by relieving the symptoms but in creating anti-bodies to reduce episodes and their severity. Also strongly indicated for eczema, rashes such as poison ivy, hives, etc. This plant is still formulated by “drug” companies for treating whooping cough and asthma.

Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities