Herb: Hydrilla

Latin name: Hydrilla verticillata

Family: Hydrocharitaceae (Tape-grass Family)

Medicinal use of Hydrilla:

Used in the treatment of abscesses, boils and wounds, especially if there is debris in the wound. A dried powder of the plant is applied to cuts and wounds to help accelerate healing.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Ponds, ditches and the bottoms of streams.

Other uses of Hydrilla:

The plant is used in sugar refinery. No more details are given.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer.

Cultivation of Hydrilla:

Ponds, ditches and the bottoms of streams.

Known hazards of Hydrilla verticillata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.