In Classical times it was prescribed for treating numerous ailments, most notably to preserve eyesight. CAUTION: Skin rash may occurr on contact. Overdose can be toxic and even fatal. Leaves and flowers contain the flavanoid rutin which strenghthens capillaries and has anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic actions. CAUTION: Skin rash may occurr on contact. Overdose can be toxic and even fatal.
Source of plant
Sandy Mush Herb Nursery, Bluestone Perennials, Cornell Botanic Gardens
Perennial to 2 1/2' in height; foliage bluish green and strongly aromatic.
USDA Hardiness Zone
foliage characteristics, medicinal/pharmaceutical