Herb: Bitter Bloom
Latin name: Sabatia angularis
Synonyms: Sabbatia angularis
Family: Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)
Medicinal use of Bitter Bloom:Antiperiodic, tonic. Used as a bitter stomachic, similar in its action to Gentiana lutea. An infusion of the plant has been used to treat period pains.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Rich soils in open woods, clearings, fields and prairies.
Edible parts of Bitter Bloom:A tonic tea is obtained from the plant. The part of the plant is not specified.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in late summer or early autumn. Sow in a peaty soil in a moist shady border or sow in pots in a shady part of the cold frame and keep the soil moist by standing the pot in 2 - 3cm of water.
Cultivation of Bitter Bloom:Rich soils in open woods, clearings, fields and prairies.
Known hazards of Sabatia angularis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.