Thyme-Leaf Sandwort - Arenaria serpyllifolia
Herb: Thyme-Leaf Sandwort
Latin name: Arenaria serpyllifolia
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family, Starwort Family)
Medicinal use of Thyme-Leaf Sandwort:The plant is antitussive, depurative, diuretic and febrifuge. A decoction of the leaves is used in the treatment of dysentery. It is also used in the treatment of bladder complaints, calculus troubles and acute and chronic cystitis.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Bare ground, arable fields, walls, bare soil on chalk downs, cliffs etc.
Edible parts of Thyme-Leaf Sandwort:The entire plant is used as a pot-herb.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring in situ.
Cultivation of Thyme-Leaf Sandwort:Bare ground, arable fields, walls, bare soil on chalk downs, cliffs etc.
Known hazards of Arenaria serpyllifolia:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.