Herb latin name: Globularia vulgaris

Family: Globulariaceae

Medicinal use of Globularia vulgaris:

The leaves are antirheumatic, laxative and stimulant. The plant is a mild laxative, but it also has a beneficial effect on the stomach and is therefore preferable to many other laxatives.

Description of the plant:


20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)

July to

Habitat of the herb:

Dry calcareous soils.

Propagation of Globularia vulgaris:

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division. Cuttings of semi-ripe wood, June/July in a cold frame.

Cultivation of the herb:

Dry calcareous soils.

Known hazards of Globularia vulgaris:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.