Thyme-Leaf Sandwort - Arenaria serpyllifolia Thyme-Leaf Sandwort - Arenaria serpyllifolia
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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:



Plant:
Annual/Biennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
June to
August

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.