Herb latin name: Soldanella alpina


Family: Primulaceae (Primrose Family)



Medicinal use of Soldanella alpina:

A decoction of the root is laxative. It is harvested in the summer and dried for later use.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
May

Habitat of the herb:

Mountain pasturelands, close to the snow and glacier line.

Propagation of Soldanella alpina:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold greenhouse. The seed has a limited viability. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Mountain pasturelands, close to the snow and glacier line.

Known hazards of Soldanella alpina:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.