Herb: Whorled Yellow Loosestrife

Latin name: Lysimachia quadrifolia

Family: Primulaceae (Primrose Family)

Medicinal use of Whorled Yellow Loosestrife:

The whole plant is astringent and stomachic. A tea made from the plant is used in the treatment of women's complaints, kidney and bowel problems. A tea made from the roots is diuretic and emetic.

Description of the plant:


60 cm
(2 feet)

June to

Habitat of the herb:

Dry or moist open woods, thickets and shores.

Edible parts of Whorled Yellow Loosestrife:

The dried leaves have been used as a tea substitute.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Cultivation of Whorled Yellow Loosestrife:

Dry or moist open woods, thickets and shores.

Known hazards of Lysimachia quadrifolia:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.