Herb: Mountain Tarweed


Latin name: Madia glomerata


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Mountain Tarweed:

An infusion of the leaves and stems has been used as a herb bath in the treatment of venereal disease.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
75 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Dry open places from the foothills to moderate elevations.

Edible parts of Mountain Tarweed:

Seed - raw or cooked. Rich in oil, it can be ground into a powder and eaten dry.

Other uses of the herb:

The dried herb has been burnt as an incense.

Propagation of Mountain Tarweed:

Seed - sow in mid spring in situ and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within a couple of weeks.

Cultivation of the herb:

Dry open places from the foothills to moderate elevations.

Known hazards of Madia glomerata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.