Hypericum androsaemum

Names

Names

Scientific: Hypericum androsaemum

English: Tutsan

Portuguese: Hipericão-do-Gerês

Origins

Origins

Family: Hypericaceae

Origin: Western and Southern Europe

Life Cycle: Herbaceous perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameHypericum androsaemum
English NameTutsan.
Portuguese NameHipericão-do-Gerês, avelão, erva-da-pedra, erva-do-Gerês, erva-mijadeira, hipericão, pelicão do Gerês, piricão do Gerês.
German NameBlut-Johanniskraut, Mannsblut.
FamilyHypericaceae
OriginWestern and Southern Europe.
HabitatDark places, banks of water courses.
Life CycleHerbaceous perennial
Preferences CultivationTolerate any pH or slightly shaded sunlight exposure, do not tolerate temperatures below -20°C, and when burned recover from the base. Moist, well drained soils.
Method of propagationSowing - the seeds ripen from August to September, and should be planted in a greenhouse in the spring. Seeds germinate between one and three months to approximately 10ºC. Can be propagated through cuttings.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering June to August. H: 1 m, ᴓ 0,5 m
Description of smells and flavorsVery soft.
Properties MedicinalDiuretic, digestive, antiseptic, liver diseases, nephritic colic and cystitis, used as externally treatment of wounds and burns.
Properties EdibilityAs an Herbal tea: heat the water to about 85°C, add 3 g/L to the infusion and wait 7 minutes, strain and serve. The soft yellow surprises with its intensity and astringency, remembering the hazelnut and walnut flavors that linger on the palate.
Properties OtherNone
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsCaution: the berries are not edible!
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: between July and August - the stems of semi-ripe wood, at the foot with a height between 10 to 12 cm.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators.
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesHypercium means "beyond the mind", traditionally, it was used as an amulet to ward off the evil eye and evil spirits.

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