Ground Pine (Ajuga chamaepitys)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Ground Pine
Ajuga chamaepitys
Labiatae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The leaves are diuretic, stimulant and emmenagogue[4]. The plant acts mainly on the urinary system and uterus[238]. It once had a high reputation in the treatment of rheumatism, dropsy, jaundice etc and has also proved of worth when used in conjunction with other herbs in the treatment of women’s complaints[4]. The leaves are harvested in the summer and can be dried for later use[238].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in situ. Germination can be erratic[238].
Thrives in a poor dry soil in full sun[238]. Prefers a humus-rich moisture-retentive soil[200]. Plants are usually annual, but are sometimes short-lived perennials[200]. The whole plant smells of pine trees when crushed[17, 238].
CentraL and souther Europe, including Britain, to N. Africa and E. Asia.

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