Latin name: Salsola collina
Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)
Medicinal use of Tumbleweed:A tea decocted from the whole plant is drunk twice daily for 6 months as a cure for high blood pressure.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Sandy places, steppe plant communities and a weed of cultivated fields.
Edible parts of Tumbleweed:Young leaves and stems - cooked. An emergency food, it is only used when all else fails.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring in situ. The seed has a short viability and should be stored cool over the winter.
Cultivation of Tumbleweed:Sandy places, steppe plant communities and a weed of cultivated fields.
Known hazards of Salsola collina:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.