Herb latin name: Silene gallica
Synonyms: Silene anglica, Silene quinquevulnera
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family, Starwort Family)
Medicinal use of Silene gallica:The plant is said to be emollient and is used in baths or as a fumigant. The juice of the plant is used in the treatment of ophthalmia.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Sandy or gravelly fields and waste places.
Propagation of Silene gallica:Seed - sow spring in situ.
Cultivation of the herb:Sandy or gravelly fields and waste places.
Known hazards of Silene gallica:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.