Gnaphalium. Gnaphalium margaritaceum L. (More correctly Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. and Hook.) Cudweed. Life-everlasting. Pied de Chat, Immortelle, Fr. Katzenpfötchen, Immerschön, G. (Fam. Compositae.)—An indigenous herbaceous perennial, which with G. obtusifolium L. (G. polycephalum Michx.), or sweet-scented life-everlasting, is sometimes used in the form of tea in intestinal and pulmonary catarrhs, and, externally, in the way of fomentation, in bruises, but it probably possesses little medicinal virtue. In Europe different species of Gnaphalium are occasionally employed for similar purposes.
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.