Helichrysum italicum

Names

Names

Scientific: Helichrysum italicum

English: Curry plant

Portuguese: Erva-do-caril

Origins

Origins

Family: Asteraceae

Origin: Mediterranean Europe

Life Cycle: Herbaceous perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameHelichrysum italicum
English NameCurry plant.
Portuguese NameErva-do-caril, alecrim-das-paredes, erva-espanta-diabos.
German NameItalienische Strohblume, Italienische Immortelle, Currykraut.
FamilyAsteraceae
OriginMediterranean Europe
HabitatArid, sterile, rocky and sandy lands.
Life CycleHerbaceous perennial
Preferences CultivationWell-drained, sun exposure, intolerant to excessive moisture, soil tolerate freezing temperatures to around -10°C.
Method of propagationSowing - sown between February and March. The seed germinates between 2-3 weeks if the temperature hovering around 20°C, plantations should be done in late spring or early summer, after the last frost. The cuttings is the best propagations methods of this plant.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from July to August. H: 0,4 m, ᴓ 0,2 m
Description of smells and flavorsAroma and flavor: curry.
Properties MedicinalAntibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and healing. Traditionally, it was used as an aphrodisiac to attract love.
Properties EdibilityThe leaves are used to flavor salads and meals. The essential oil is fantastic to highlight the flavors of fruits on candy, ice cream, bakery products and soft drinks.
Properties OtherNone
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsContraindications: Do not consume during pregnancy or lactation.
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. Pruning: cut the stems of the previous year in the spring.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Unknown
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesThe word "Helichrysum" comes from the Greek helisso (change, to turn around) and chrysos (gold).

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