Herb: Sauwi

Latin name: Panicum sonorum

Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)

Edible parts of Sauwi:

Seed - cooked or ground into a powder and used as a flour for making tortillas etc. The seed has a pleasant mild flavour and can be used like millet.

Description of the plant:


100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Habitat of the herb:

Poor land.

Propagation of Sauwi:

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within a week. Prick out the seedlings into trays or individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts.

Cultivation of the herb:

Poor land.

Medicinal use of Sauwi:

None known

Known hazards of Panicum sonorum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.