Herb: Blue Toadflax
Latin name: Linaria canadensis
Synonyms: Nuttallanthus canadensis
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Medicinal use of Blue Toadflax:The leaves are antihaemorrhoidal, diuretic and laxative. They are applied externally in the treatment of haemorrhoids.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Dry sterile or sandy soils, often a weed in sandy loams.
Propagation of Blue Toadflax:Seed - sow spring in situ. An autumn sowing can also be made in areas with mild winters. This sowing will produce larger plants.
Cultivation of the herb:Dry sterile or sandy soils, often a weed in sandy loams.
Known hazards of Linaria canadensis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.