Achillea ageratum

Names

Names

Scientific: Achillea ageratum

English: Sweet Maudlin, Sweet Yarrow, or Sweet Nancy

Portuguese: Macela-francesa, Erva-copada-de-são-João, Agerato

Origins

Origins

Family: Asteraceae

Origin: Mediterranean Region

Life Cycle: Vivacious

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameAchillea ageratum
English NameSweet Maudlin, Sweet Yarrow, or Sweet Nancy
Portuguese NameMacela-francesa, Erva-copada-de-são-João, Agerato
German NameLeberbalsam-Schafgarbe
FamilyAsteraceae
OriginMediterranean Region
HabitatHeaths
Life CycleVivacious
Preferences CultivationIrrigation abundant , high sun exposure , well-drained soils , drought tolerant , does not grow in the shade , tolerates maritime exposure.
Method of propagationDivision by basal and stem cuttings, propagation by cuttings.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFresh and dried floral arrangements . H : 0.8 m, ᴓ 0.3 m
Description of smells and flavorsPungent aroma of green apples.
Properties MedicinalMainly used for bruising and scarring as a Topic. Analgesic, antispasmodic, antidiarrheal, antireumatic, stomachic (gastric digestion), stimulates lactation, promotes contractions of the uterus during childbirth, menstruation favors.
Properties EdibilityMixed Salad and soups. The initial flavor is mild and pleasant, however, when the leaves are chewed, the taste becomes stronger and aroma and leaves a tingling sensation in the mouth.
Properties OtherNone
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsDo not consume over long periods.
Pests and diseases & how to fight themUnknown
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Harvest during full bloom. Pruning is necessary to basal. Parts used: Leaves.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinating insects in summer and some species of birds. Repel moths.
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesThe name Achillea evokes the Greek hero of the Trojan War, Achilles, who kills Paris with an arrow in the heel - the only vulnerable point of this character, according to the myth - although, in the Iliad, Achilles is struck on the shoulder.

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