(Camphorosma monspeliaca)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Camphorosma monspeliaca
Chenopodiaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    Antiasthmatic, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant[61].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no details of this species but would suggest that it is best sown in late winter or early spring in a freely-draining compost in a greenhouse with the seed only just covered. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. Grow on the plants for at least the first winter in a greenhouse and plant out in late spring or early summer.
Prefers a sandy soil[245]. It succeeds on sunny slopes in the warmer maritime areas of Britain[11. 166. 182], it is probably not hardy in other areas of the country. The stems and leaves emit a powerful camphor-like scent[50, 182, 245].
Europe – Mediterranean to W. Asia.

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