Sanguisorba minor

Names

Names

Scientific: Sanguisorba minor

English: Salad burnet

Portuguese: Pimpinela

Origins

Origins

Family: Rosaceae

Origin: Europe

Life Cycle: Perennial

Origins

Origins

Family: Rosaceae

Origin: Europe

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility
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Scientific NameSanguisorba minor
English NameSalad burnet, burnet-bloodwort, small burnet.
Portuguese NamePimpinela, pimpinela-hortense, pimpinela-menor, tintinela, tentinela.
German NameKleine Wiesenknopf.
FamilyRosaceae
OriginEurope.
HabitatShrublands, thicket and uncultivated land.
Life CyclePerennial
Preferences CultivationWell-drained soils, adapts to nutritionally poor or calcareous soils. Solar and tolerant to maritime environment exposure.
Method of propagationSowing - the seeds ripen from July to September. Sow in spring or autumn.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from April to July. H: 0,7 m, ᴓ 0,3 m
Description of smells and flavorsMild to bitter flavor.
Properties MedicinalThe leaves and root are antipyretic, astringent, hemostatic (stagnates any bleeding).
Properties EdibilityThe leaves are eaten raw in salads, can also be added to soups and beverages.
Properties OtherThe plant is also cultivated because its root system that prevents and controls soil erosion. 
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 and root. Harvest: before Sanguisorba minor comes into flower.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators.
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesA Spanish study found small burnet extracts exhibited anti-HIV activity in vitro.

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