Herb: Jersey Cudweed
Latin name: Gnaphalium luteoalbum
Synonyms: Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum
Medicinal use of Jersey Cudweed:Stomachic. The leaves are astringent, cholagogue, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic and vulnerary. The plant is used in the treatment of breast cancer in Belgium.
Description of the plant:
(7 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Sandy fields and waste places in the Channel Islands. It is also possibly native to a few mainland areas of Britain.
Edible parts of Jersey Cudweed:Leaves - raw or cooked.
Other uses of the herb:The leaves are used as a tinder.
Propagation of Jersey Cudweed:Seed - sow late spring in situ and only just cover the seed.
Cultivation of the herb:Sandy fields and waste places in the Channel Islands. It is also possibly native to a few mainland areas of Britain.
Known hazards of Gnaphalium luteoalbum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.