Ajuga reptans

Names

Names

Scientific: Ajuga Reptans

English: Bugle

Portuguese: Ajuga

Origins

Origins

Family: Lamiaceae

Origin: Europe, Asia and North

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameAjuga Reptans
English NameBugle
Portuguese NameAjuga, ajugaíba, búgula, consolda-média, erva-de-são-léo, erva-de-são-lourenço, erva-férrea, jujuba, língua-de-boi.
German NameKriechende Günsel
FamilyLamiaceae
OriginEurope, Asia and North
HabitatFields and rainforests
Life CyclePerennial
Preferences CultivationVery sturdy, well-drained soil, moist soil, the plant grows so well in the shade as the sun, as well as in dry shade, rich humus
Method of propagationSowing - the seeds ripen from July to September and germinate in 3-4 weeks at about 10 ° C. Form stolons and spreads well for rooting nodes of creeping stems, can become invasive.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from May to July. H: 0.2 m, Ø 0.15 m
Description of smells and flavorsSoft aroma.
Properties MedicinalThe plant is often used in the treatment of bleeding, coughing, spitting up blood and has tonic properties for the heart. It is also applied in treatments against excessive consumption of alcohol.
Properties EdibilityNone
Properties OtherNone
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsUnknown
Pests and diseases & how to fight themUnknown
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: leaves
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesThe Ajuga began to be used as an ornamental plant in the century. XVIII, with flowers ranging from purple and pink, rarely white.

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