Grow and use the sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum)

By Hervé , on July 27, 2021 , updated on April 21, 2023 - 4 minutes to read
Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum)

Where to plant the Scented Woodruff?

Sowing and planting The common spruce is planted in winter in light, very humusy, cool to moist but well-drained soil. Exposure should be from mid-shade to shade, especially in Mediterranean climates.

How to plant Norway spruce?

How to plant a Norway spruce?

  • Soak the soil if it is not wet due to lack of rain in spring.
  • Soak the cups to moisten the soil, then gently remove the clumps.
  • Place the plants 20 cm apart, stacking them, dividing them into bushes.

What is the phyllotaxy of the species Galium odoratum?

Kingdom Plantae
Order at Rubiales
Family Rubiaceae
Type Galium

Which plant was named after the smell of its flowers?

The flower, from the Arum Titan plant, whose scientific name "Amorphophallus tintanum" means "misshapen titan penis", started to bloom on Sunday in one of the greenhouses of the Jardin de Meise on the outskirts of the Belgian capital. The plant is also known as the "corpse flower" or "stink flower".

When to plant Norway spruce?

Plant Norway spruce in spring, especially in cold regions, or alternatively in early autumn. Soak the root ball in water beforehand and place it slightly lower than the soil. Water generously and keep the soil moist, especially during the early summer.

Also see:   Discover all the secrets of the Lovage (Levisticum officinale)

Where to find Woodruff?

Where and when to find the common pipit It is a semi-shaded plant, common in undergrowth and at the edge of deciduous forests in Europe above 300 m altitude.

How to use sweet woodruff?

The sweet woodruff is known for its calming and digestive properties. It is recommended to take it as a tea in the evening before bedtime or after a heavy meal. Infusion of 2 g of dried plant (small pinch) for 1 glass of boiling water.

Woodruff is a perennial herb that grows in damp undergrowth in Europe, North Africa and Asia. It is characterized by lanceolate green leaves arranged in whorls around quadrangular stems. The plant also produces highly fragrant white flowers in spring. One of the main medicinal properties of this plant is its ability to calm the central nervous system thanks to its slightly hypnotic sedative action. It can thus be used to relieve sleep disorders, particularly in hyperactive or anxious children. Woodruff also contains coumarins, which have a mild anticoagulant action, helping to improve blood circulation and prevent the formation of dangerous blood clots. Finally, it also has digestive virtues that facilitate digestion by stimulating bile production and reducing intestinal spasms.

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