Herb: Shrubby Seablite
Latin name: Suaeda fruticosa
Synonyms: Suaeda vera
Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)
Medicinal use of Shrubby Seablite:The leaves are used as a poultice in the treatment of ophthalmia. When infused in water, they have been used as an emetic.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Sandy soils, salty or otherwise, along the coast. Plants do not grow below the line of the spring high tides.
Edible parts of Shrubby Seablite:Young leaves - raw or cooked. A salty flavour. Seed - raw or cooked.
Other uses of the herb:The plant is rich in potassium and is often burnt as a source of potash for making soap and glass.
Propagation of Shrubby Seablite:Seed - sow spring in situ.
Cultivation of the herb:Sandy soils, salty or otherwise, along the coast. Plants do not grow below the line of the spring high tides.
Known hazards of Suaeda fruticosa:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.