Herb latin name: Ferula conocaula

Family: Umbelliferae

Medicinal use of Ferula conocaula:

The gum resin, obtained from the roots, is anthelmintic, carminative, digestive and expectorant. It is used in the treatment of indigestion, dysentery, tumours, parasitic and anthelmintic infections. The essential oil in the resin can be expelled through the lungs and so is used in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis and whooping cough.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Montane semi-deserts.

Propagation of Ferula conocaula:

Seed - best sown as soon as the seed is ripe in a greenhouse in autumn. Otherwise sow in April in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle. Plant them out into their permanent positions whilst still small because the plants dislike root disturbance. Give the plants a protective mulch for at least their first winter outdoors. Division in autumn. This may be inadvisable due to the plants dislike of root disturbance.

Cultivation of the herb:

Montane semi-deserts.

Known hazards of Ferula conocaula:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.