Herb: Makhobeli

Latin name: Cephalaria syriaca

Synonyms: Scabiosa syriaca

Family: Dipsacaceae (Teasel Family)

Edible parts of Makhobeli:

Seed - ground into a powder and used with wheat to make bread, cakes etc. It adds a nice flavour but quickly goes rancid.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Cultivated fields and waste places.

Other uses of Makhobeli:

The seed contains 22.6% oil, it is used as a fuel.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - we have no details but suggest sowing the seed in situ in March or April. It might also be worth experimenting with a September/October sowing.

Cultivation of Makhobeli:

Cultivated fields and waste places.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Cephalaria syriaca:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.