Downy Hemp Nettle (Galeopsis segetum)

Annual
G. dubia. G. ochroleuca.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Downy Hemp Nettle
Galeopsis segetum
Labiatae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The flowering plant is astringent, diuretic and mildly expectorant[9]. A decoction has been used in the treatment of whooping cough, bronchitis, tracheitis etc[9]. The plant is harvested in the summer and can be used fresh or dried[9].

    A homeopathic remedy is made from the plant[9]. It is used to treat disorders of the spleen[9].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, many other members of this genus are said to be poisonous, causing paralysis[74].

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in situ[200]. Germination usually takes place within a month.
Grows in most soils, disliking heavy shade. This plant is sometimes grown in the wild garden[200].
W. Europe, including Britain, from Denmark to Germany and Spain.

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