Herb: Wormseed Mustard


Latin name: Erysimum cheiranthoides


Family: Cruciferae



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:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Flovering:
July to
August

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.