Herb: Moldavian Balm
Latin name: Dracocephalum moldavica
Medicinal use of Moldavian Balm:The seeds are astringent, carminative and tonic. They are used as a demulcent in the treatment of fevers. The plant is astringent, tonic and vulnerary.
Description of the plant:
(9 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Dry hills, stony riverbanks and valleys at elevations from 200 - 2,700 metres in western China.
Edible parts of Moldavian Balm:The lemon-scented leaves are used to make a tea. Young shoots. No further details are given.
Other uses of the herb:The plant contains an essential oil, this is a possible source of citral.
Propagation of Moldavian Balm:Seed - sow early spring in situ. Pinch back the shoot tips in May in order to encourage bushy growth.
Cultivation of the herb:Dry hills, stony riverbanks and valleys at elevations from 200 - 2,700 metres in western China.
Known hazards of Dracocephalum moldavica:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.