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.