Herb: Branching Phacelia


Latin name: Phacelia ramosissima


Family: Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)



Medicinal use of Branching Phacelia:

The roots are emetic. A decoction has been taken to clear a bad stomach and also as a treatment for gonorrhoea.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial

Habitat of the herb:

Rocky, occasionally wet, soils, usually in coastal habitats, from sea level to elevations of 3000 metres.

Edible parts of Branching Phacelia:

Leaves - cooked and used as greens.

Cultivation of the herb:

Rocky, occasionally wet, soils, usually in coastal habitats, from sea level to elevations of 3000 metres.

Known hazards of Phacelia ramosissima:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.