Herb: Knawel


Latin name: Scleranthus annuus


Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family, Starwort Family)



Medicinal use of Knawel:

The plant is used in Bach flower remedies - the keywords for prescribing it are "Uncertainty", "Indecision", "Hesitancy" and "Unbalance".

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual/Biennial


Height:
25 cm
(9 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
June to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Dry sandy and gravelly places, and in cultivated and waste ground in sandy soils, avoiding calcareous soils.

Propagation of Knawel:

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in situ in the spring or autumn.

Cultivation of the herb:

Dry sandy and gravelly places, and in cultivated and waste ground in sandy soils, avoiding calcareous soils.

Known hazards of Scleranthus annuus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.