Latin name: Reseda odorata
Family: Resedaceae (Mignonette Family)
Medicinal use of Mignonette:The acrid root is diaphoretic, diuretic and laxative. The seed is applied externally as a resolvent.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:a common weed, it also grows amongst rocks.
Other uses of Mignonette:An essential oil is obtained from the flowers. Used in perfumery. 1200 Kg of flowers yields 350gr absolute. A yellow dye is obtained from the plant.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow in situ in the spring and only lightly cover the seed. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks. An autumn sowing usually succeeds in areas where winter temperatures do not fall below about -10°C.
Cultivation of Mignonette:a common weed, it also grows amongst rocks.
Known hazards of Reseda odorata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.