Gallant Soldier - Galinsoga parviflora Gallant Soldier - Galinsoga parviflora
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Herb: Gallant Soldier


Latin name: Galinsoga parviflora


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Gallant Soldier:

When rubbed onto the body, the plant is useful in treating nettle stings. The juice of the plant is applied to treat wounds, It helps to coagulate the blood of fresh cuts and wounds.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
May to
October

Habitat of the herb:

Arable land, waste places, pavements in towns etc, often in partial shade.

Edible parts of Gallant Soldier:

The leaves, stem and flowering shoots - raw or cooked and eaten as a potherb, or added to soups and stews. They can be dried and ground into a powder then used as a flavouring in soups etc. A bland but very acceptable food, it makes a fine salad either on its own or mixed with other leaves. The fresh juice can be mixed and drunk with tomato or vegetable juices.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in situ. Germination usually takes place within a month.

Cultivation of Gallant Soldier:

Arable land, waste places, pavements in towns etc, often in partial shade.

Known hazards of Galinsoga parviflora:

The plant is considered to be poisonous to goats.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.