Herb: Wormseed Mustard
Latin name: Erysimum cheiranthoides
Medicinal use of Wormseed Mustard:A drink made from the crushed seed is used as a vermifuge. It is intensely bitter but has been used on children and expels the worms both by vomit and by excretion. A decoction of the root has been applied to skin eruptions.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Found in many habitats from southern British Columbia to California at elevations of 750 - 3600 metres.
Propagation of Wormseed Mustard:Seed - sow in situ in the spring. Germination should take place within 3 weeks.
Cultivation of the herb:Found in many habitats from southern British Columbia to California at elevations of 750 - 3600 metres.
Known hazards of Erysimum cheiranthoides:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.