Porophyllum brachypodum B.L.Rob.
Porophyllum pausodynum is a shrub with stems branching above.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Southern N. America - northern Mexico
Crevices of exposed rocks
Porophyllum pausodynum is native to the semi-arid region of subtropical northern Mexico.
Requires a sunny position in a well-drained soil.
The aromatic oils, which are contained largely in the pores or glands that are especially plentiful on the leaves, produce a strong odour when the foliage is bruised, broken, or heated. Cures, real or fancied, that are attributed to various species of Porophyllum are probably largely due to either the soothing properties of the oils or the imagination by the patient that anything that is so odoriferous must be beneficial[
The plant is used to alleviate headaches[
The leaves, stems, or roots are generally heated in water to make a strong tea which is taken internally or applied externally[