Herb latin name: Teucrium polium


Family: Labiatae



Medicinal use of Teucrium polium:

A liquid extract of the plant has been used in the treatment of fungal diseases and abscesses.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
July to
September


Scent:
Scented
Shrub

Habitat of the herb:

A variable species with a number of sub-species growing in a variety of habitats from sandy places near the sea to mountain ranges.

Edible parts of Teucrium polium:

The plant is mixed with boiled water and sugar to form a refreshing beverage. The plant is used as a spice.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer if they are large enough. Otherwise, grow them on in a cold frame for the winter and plant them out in the following spring. Division in early spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is best to pot up smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame until they are growing away well. Plant them out in the summer or the following spring. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame.

Cultivation of Teucrium polium:

A variable species with a number of sub-species growing in a variety of habitats from sandy places near the sea to mountain ranges.

Known hazards of Teucrium polium:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.