Herb latin name: Ferula schair

Family: Umbelliferae

Description of the plant:


100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Habitat of Ferula schair:

Clayey to sandy deserts in C. Asia.

Other uses of the herb:

This plant is a source of the gum "Galbanum". It is obtained from wounds made in the stem. It is a resin and is collected by removing soil from around the top of the root and then cutting a slice off the root. It is used medicinally in plasters.

Propagation of Ferula schair:

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:

Clayey to sandy deserts in C. Asia.

Medicinal use of Ferula schair:

None known

Known hazards of Ferula schair:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.