Globe Thistle
Echinops ritro
Uses: Medicinal Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 3-9)
When to Sow: Spring Ease of Germination: Easy
Native of Tibet with showy masses of violet-blue globe-like flowers from July to August. The roots are anti-inflammatory and are used as a galactagogue -- an agent that increases milk flow in nursing mothers. It is also used for mastitis and for distension of the breast. Excellent cut or dried flower.
S6300 Seeds $4.25/pkt
S6300 Bulk Seeds $19.00/10g
Currency: United States Dollar

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