Musk Milfoil (Achillea erba-rotta moschata)

Perennial
A. moschata.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Musk Milfoil
Achillea erba-rotta moschata
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The leaves and flowering stems are appetizer, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, stomachic and tonic[9, 46, 61]. An infusion is used in the treatment of liver and kidney disorders, as a tonic to the digestive system, exhaustion, nervous headaches etc[9]. The plant is harvested in the summer and can be dried for later use[9].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring or early autumn in a cold frame[133]. The seed usually germinates in 1 – 3 months[133]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, the divisions can be planted direct into their permanent positions. Basal cuttings of new shoots in spring. Very easy, collect the shoots when they are about 10cm tall, potting them up individually in pots and keeping them in a warm but lightly shaded position. They should root within 3 weeks and will be ready to plant out in the summer.
Succeeds in most soils but prefers a well-drained soil in a sunny position[1]. Lives longer in a poor soil[200]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[200]. Plants succeed in maritime gardens[233].
Europe

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