Herb: American Dragonhead
Latin name: Dracocephalum parviflorum
Synonyms: Moldavica parviflora
Medicinal use of American Dragonhead:The plant has been used to treat diarrhoea in children. The leaves are febrifuge and ophthalmic. A cold compound infusion has been used in the treatment of fevers and headaches. Externally, it has been used as an eyewash.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Dry, rocky or gravelly calcareous soils, often in recent clearings.
Edible parts of American Dragonhead:Seed. No more details. The leaves have been used as a flavouring.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow early spring in situ. Pinch back the shoot tips in May in order to encourage bushy growth.
Cultivation of American Dragonhead:Dry, rocky or gravelly calcareous soils, often in recent clearings.
Known hazards of Dracocephalum parviflorum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.