Stunning yellow flowers with medicinal properties. Young roots can be eaten like a vegetable (with a peppery flavour), or the shoots can be eaten as a salad. The whole plant was used to prepare an infusion with astringent and sedative properties. It was considered to be effective in healing asthmatic coughs, gastro-intestinal disorders, whooping cough and as a sedative pain-killer. Poultices containing O. biennis were at one time used to ease bruises and speed wound healing. One of the common names for Oenothera, "Kings cure-all", reflects the wide range of healing powers ascribed to this plant, although it should be noted that its efficacy for these purposes has not been demonstrated in clinical trials. Please research this properly if you wish to use the plant for medicinal or culinary purposes. We sell it purely for the attractive appeal.
Seeds per pack - 100 Seeds
Country of Origin - Proudly produced in South Africa by Sandveld Organics
Certified Organic by - Ecocert SA
About the producer - Seeds for Africa and Sandveld Organics have entered into an exclusive strategic partnership to offer a large range of South African grown certified organic seeds. Sandveld Organics are an organic farm in Lamberts Bay on the Cape West Coast. Founded in 1998 Sandveld Organics are certified organic by Ecocert SA and have achieved and maintained organic certification since 1998. Sandveld Organics are the ONLY South African company growing certified organic seed.
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