Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Henbit
Lamium amplexicaule
Labiatae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant is antirheumatic, diaphoretic, excitant, febrifuge, laxative and stimulant[218, 240].

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves – raw or cooked[54, 62, 105]. Added to salads or used as a potherb[183].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – this species usually self sows freely and should not require human intervention. When required, it can be sown in situ as soon as it is ripe or in spring. The seed can germinate at any time of the year in the wild if conditions are suitable[17].
Tolerates most soils and conditions. Prefers a light dry soil[17, 54]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233].
Europe, including Britain, from Norway south and east to N. Africa, W. Mediterranean and W. Asia.

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