Herb: Moldavian Balm


Latin name: Dracocephalum moldavica


Family: Labiatae



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:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
25 cm
(9 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
July to
August


Scent:
Scented
Annual

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.