Herb: Woodland Pinedrops
Latin name: Pterospora andromeda
Family: Pyrolaceae (Wintergreen Family)
Medicinal use of Woodland Pinedrops:The stems and berries are astringent, disinfectant and haemostatic. A cold infusion of the ground stems and berries has been used in the treatment of lung haemorrhages and nose bleeds. An infusion of the roots has been used in the treatment of gonorrhoea.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Pine woods
Edible parts of Woodland Pinedrops:Stems - raw or cooked. They can be roasted or baked under the fire "like mushrooms".
Cultivation of the herb:Pine woods
Known hazards of Pterospora andromeda:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.