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Common Daisy / Bellis Perennis

Benefits of Common daisy/Bellis Perennis, Medicinal uses, dosage, and side effects

Cheerful and attractive Common Daisy /Bellis Perennis is known for its symbol of innocence, pretty addition to gardens, a feature of children’s games, and is also a weed. It is not only ornamental but also used in culinary and medicinal applications. This herbaceous plant possesses rounded and small rosettes and has short creeping rhizomes. It is usually seen in lawns where it becomes difficult to remove from the places where they grow.

This medicinal plant is used in the Ayurveda system of medicine for treating injuries and their side effects. Most similar plants have the name Daisy but it is more common, popular, and has several medicinal properties than other similar plants.

Botanical name- Bellis perennis

Family- Asteraceae

Bellis Perennis Names in different languages

  • Hindi name- Gulanbahaar, Gulbahar
  • English name- Flower Of Spring, Bairnwort, Bruisewort, Open Eye, Llygad y Dydd (Eye of the Day Welsh), Gowan, Day’s Eye, B anewort, Measure Of Love, Banwood, Silver Pennies, Ewe-Gowan, Little Star, Billy Button, Bainswort, Herb Margaret, Field Daisy, Child’s Flower, Maudlinwort, and Moon Daisy
  • Arabic name- Zahrat El lolo, Zahrat El rabee, Loloiah, Shash El kadhi, Bless Moamer, and Bakerat El hokool
  • Chinese name- Chu ju
  • Swedish:Tusensköna
  • French name- Pâquerette
  • German name- Maßliebchen and Gänseblümchen
  • Russian name- margaritka
  • Spanish name- Tusensköna

Morphological characteristics Common Daisy / Bellis Perennis

Common Daisy is a perennial plant that grows up to the height of 10 to 15 cm with rounded rosettes and short creeping rhizomes. Its leaves are 2 to 5 cm long and grow flat on the ground. The head of flowers is usually found single at the end of a sharp and angular stem. These flowers are small to medium in size and white, purple, pink, and blue. It has basal leaves in rosettes or alternate leaves at the lower part of the stem. The leaves are heart-shaped or stipulate or circular and have vertical hairs on both sides. The roots of this plant are cylindrical and short.

Habitat of Common Daisy / Bellis Perennis

Common Daisy is found in western Asia and Europe but now it is cultivated throughout the world due to its growing popularity and growing wildly in lawns. It grows easily and well in nutritious and moist soil. It is usually growing commonly in parks, roadsides, gardens, etc.

Medicinal uses as per Ayurveda of Common Daisy / Bellis Perennis

The young leaves and flowers of this plant are used as a vegetable. In the Ayurveda system of medicine, it is used as a diuretic, antipyretic, expectorant, astringent, antispasmodic, ophthalmic comment inflammatory, etc. It also shows good results in cases of stomach ache, common cold, skin boils, gastritis, diarrhea, inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, etc.

Pharmacological uses of Common Daisy / Bellis Perennis

  1. Purgative
  2. Digestive
  3. Healing
  4. Laxative
  5. Antispasmodic
  6. Antispasmodic
  7. Antitussive
  8. Astringent
  9. Demulcent
  10. Emollient
  11. Anti-inflammatory
  12. Expectorant
  13. Body tonic

Therapeutic uses of Common Daisy / Bellis Perennis

Wound healing

Common Daisy works as a great wound healer because of its good healing property. This herb helps to remove the dead skin tissues and aids in proper wound healing. It works by repairing and replacing the dead skin cells and various other tissues helping the cells to repair wounds and promoting healing.

Upper respiratory tract infections

Common Daisy has an anti-inflammatory property that blocks the enzymes which cause inflammation in the upper respiratory tract and helps to relieve discomfort and reduces inflammation associated with pain. Due to its astringent action, it shows a cooling effect on the skin that reforms the bonds and tightens the skin. Due to this property, it also constricts the mucous membrane and reduces blood serum discharge and mucous secretions internally.


Being an appetizer, common Daisy easily increases appetite and induces hyperphagia. It works on hormones like ghrelin which increases the digestive fire and maintains healthy digestion. It also improves taste and keeps the body healthy.


Due to the antispasmodic activity, Common Daisy relieves pain and makes the easy flow of menstrual blood. This herb also works as a muscular tonic that provides strength to uterine muscles.

Urinary disorders

In urinary disorders, the Common daisy works as a diuretic that makes the easy flow of urine from the body. Thanks to its antioxidant property that eliminates harmful toxins from the body which cause cell damage.

Side effects of Common Daisy / Bellis Perennis

There are no known side effects seen in patients who are taking this herb in a proper dosage.


From this article, it is concluded that Common Daisy works as a laxative that easily expels the stool from the body. It provides strength to the uterine muscles and relieves pain during menstruation. It also increases appetite by boosting up the digestive fire naturally. It has no side effects seen when used in a proper dosage.

Some FAQs Related to Common Daisy / Bellis Perennis

Ques: How Common Daisy relieves painful menstruation?

Common Daisy works as an analgesic that relieves pain during menstruation. It provides strength to the uterine muscles.

Ques: How does Common Daisy work in upper respiratory infections?

In upper respiratory infection, Common Daisy shows anti-inflammatory property that blocks the enzymes which causes inflammation in the upper respiratory tract. This herb helps to relieve discomfort and reduces inflammation associated with pain.

Ques: What are the side effects of common daisy?

There are no side effects seen in patients who are taking this herb with a doctor’s consultation and in a proper dosage.

Ques: How can we use common daisy?

You can use raw leaves and petals of flowers of common daisy in the salad, sandwich, and soup. You can also drink herbal tea made with its petals.

Note: Our purpose is to serve useful information related to Cassia common daisys benefits, dosage, and other properties. It is advised to the patients not to consume it on the basis of this information. Before taking this as a medicine it is better to have an expert opinion because dosage and treatment vary from patient to patient depending on their symptoms and medical history.

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About Dr. Ranjana Kaushal

Dr. Ranjana Kaushal (MD Ayurveda) has 11 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda. Right now she is working as an Ayurveda consultant with Life Aveda. She has immense knowledge about herbs, their uses, and formulations. She has published articles related to many herbs and diseases in an international journal. She is also a degree holder in yoga and naturopathy. Read More..

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