Willow Herb Seeds. Willow Herb (Epilobium angustifolium) is a perennial plant. It is a sparsely branched plant with willow-like hairless leaves. The plant produces bright pink flowers which have four notched petals.Flowering takes place in the middle of summer. The flowers are visited by many types of insects and is loved by bees. The seed pods split open to release many wind-dispersed seeds.
Willow herb is the common name for the aerial parts of the plant Epilobium angustifolium L. and/or Epilobium parviflorum Schreb., collected before or during flowering time.
Willow Herb Medicinal Benefits
- It is antispasmodic, astringent, demulcent, emollient, laxative and a tonic.
- It is also remedy for gastro-intestinal and bronchial complaints.
- It can be used to soothe burns, swellings, boils and to treat cuts.
- It is natural source of vitamin A and C.
Growing Willow Herb
- Sow Willow Herb Seeds in Autumn.
- Sow the seeds about 3mm deep.
- Germination takes 2 – 4 weeks.
- For direct sowing, sow seeds into the ground in an area that offers shade.
- Make sure that the soil remains moist until germination.
- Transplant the Willow Herb Seedlings out in the spring with a spacing of 30 to 60 cm.
- Willow herb can also be grown successfully in containers.
- The plants can grow in full sunlight or partial shade.
- Plant in Stony, dry soil with good drainage.
- Optimum soil pH is 6.0 to 7.0.
Information is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment offered by healthcare professionals.