Herb: California Hedgenettle
Latin name: Stachys bullata
Medicinal use of California Hedgenettle:The leaves are disinfectant and stomachic. An infusion of the leaves has been used in the treatment of stomach aches. An infusion of the leaves and stems is applied as a wash to wounds and infected sores or used as a poultice. A poultice of the heated leaves has been used in the treatment of earaches and has also been applied to boils to bring them to a head. A decoction of the roots has been used as a gargle to treat sore throats.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Sandy, gravelly or peaty shores and bogs.
Propagation of California Hedgenettle:Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. 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:Sandy, gravelly or peaty shores and bogs.
Known hazards of Stachys bullata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.