Herb: Gala Dinich

Latin name: Coleus edulis

Family: Labiatae

Edible parts of Gala Dinich:

Root - cooked. We have no further details.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Mountainous regions, 1800 - 2100 metres.

Propagation of Gala Dinich:

Seed - surface sow in a greenhouse in late winter and seal the pot in a plastic bag until germination takes place - this is usually within 2 weeks at 20C. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow on the plants in a greenhouse for their first year. Store the tubers in a cool frost-free place and plant them out into their permanent positions in the spring, after the last expected frosts. Division. Harvest the tubers in the autumn after the top growth has been cut back by frost, store them in a cool but frost-free place over winter and plant them out in spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Mountainous regions, 1800 - 2100 metres.

Medicinal use of Gala Dinich:

None known

Known hazards of Coleus edulis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.