Herb latin name: Myricaria germanica


Family: Tamaricaceae (Tamarisk Family)



Medicinal use of Myricaria germanica:

A decoction of the bark is aperient. It is used in Spain in the treatment of jaundice.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
2 m
(6 1/2 foot)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

River banks, by the sides of mountain streams and other sandy occasionally inundated places.

Other uses of Myricaria germanica:

The wood is used as a fuel.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow early spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, November to January in a sandy propagating mix in an open frame.

Cultivation of Myricaria germanica:

River banks, by the sides of mountain streams and other sandy occasionally inundated places.

Known hazards of Myricaria germanica:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.