Enchanter's Nightshade - Circaea lutetiana
Herb: Enchanter's Nightshade
Latin name: Circaea lutetiana
Family: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)
Medicinal use of Enchanter's Nightshade:The plant has been used as a treatment on wounds. A compound infusion has been drunk and also used as a wash on injured parts of the body.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Woods and shady places on a moist, base-rich soil, throughout Britain to 360 metres.
Propagation of Enchanter's Nightshade:Seed - sow spring in situ if you have sufficient seed. Otherwise sow in pots in light shade in a cold frame, pricking the seedlings out into individual pots once they are large enough to handle. Plant out in the summer or the following spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Woods and shady places on a moist, base-rich soil, throughout Britain to 360 metres.
Known hazards of Circaea lutetiana:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.