Herb latin name: Cytinus hypocistus
Medicinal use of Cytinus hypocistus:A decoction of the plant has been used in the treatment of dysentery.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Maquis and garigue, parasitic on the roots of several species but especially Cistus species.
Edible parts of Cytinus hypocistus:Young plant - cooked. An asparagus substitute.
Propagation of the herb:Seed -
Cultivation of Cytinus hypocistus:Maquis and garigue, parasitic on the roots of several species but especially Cistus species.
Known hazards of Cytinus hypocistus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.