Downy Hemp Nettle
Downy Hemp Nettle - Galeopsis segetum
Herb: Downy Hemp Nettle
Latin name: Galeopsis segetum
Synonyms: Galeopsis dubia, Galeopsis ochroleuca
Medicinal use of Downy Hemp Nettle:The flowering plant is astringent, diuretic and mildly expectorant. A decoction has been used in the treatment of whooping cough, bronchitis, tracheitis etc. The plant is harvested in the summer and can be used fresh or dried. A homeopathic remedy is made from the plant. It is used to treat disorders of the spleen.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Fields, meadows and waste places.
Propagation of Downy Hemp Nettle:Seed - sow spring in situ. Germination usually takes place within a month.
Cultivation of the herb:Fields, meadows and waste places.
Known hazards of Galeopsis segetum:Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, many other members of this genus are said to be poisonous, causing paralysis.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.