Love-In-A-Mist - Nigella damascena
Latin name: Nigella damascena
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
Medicinal use of Love-In-A-Mist:Expectorant.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Stony, sunny positions.
Edible parts of Love-In-A-Mist:Seed - raw or cooked. Normally used as a condiment, it has a nutmeg flavour.
Other uses of the herb:An essential oil distilled from the plant is used in perfumery and lipsticks. The seed contains about 43.5% fatty oil, consisting of 97% total fatty acids of which 30% is free fatty acid. No uses of this oil are given in the report.
Propagation of Love-In-A-Mist:Seed - sow spring or early autumn in situ. The autumn sowing might not be successful in harsh winters. Plants can be transplanted if necessary.
Cultivation of the herb:Stony, sunny positions.
Known hazards of Nigella damascena:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.