Herb: Yellow Centaury
Latin name: Sebaea ovata
Synonyms: Exacum ovatum
Family: Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)
Medicinal use of Yellow Centaury:Tonic. Used in the treatment of dysentery.
Description of the plant:
(7 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Sandy soils in pastures etc from the coastal lowlands to the montane zone. Damp places in open forests.
Propagation of Yellow Centaury:Seed - sow spring in a warm greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle into individual pots and plant them out in late spring or early summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Sandy soils in pastures etc from the coastal lowlands to the montane zone. Damp places in open forests.
Known hazards of Sebaea ovata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.