Wednesday, January 7, 2009
When crushed, its flowers give off chamomile/pineapple aroma. I assume that's where the "pineapply name" came from since the shape of the plant does not resemble pineapple in any way.
Pineapple weed is edible herb, usually used in salads or for herbal tea.
Medicinally this herb has been used for fevers, infected sores, gastrointestinal upsets and postpartum (after birth) anemia.
Tea made of Pineapple Weed has been found to cause strong allergic reactions in people with hay fewer.