Teucrium chamaedrys

Names

Names

Scientific: Teucrium chamaedrys

English: Wall germander

Portuguese: Carvalhinha

Origins

Origins

Family: Lamiaceae

Origin: South Europe

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameTeucrium chamaedrys
English NameWall germander.
Portuguese NameCarvalhinha.
German NameEdel-Gamander, Echte Gamander, Schafkraut.
FamilyLamiaceae
OriginSouth Europe.
Preferences CultivationCrop fields.
Life CyclePerennial
HabitatSunlight, suceeds in garden soils. Drought tolerant.
Method of propagationSow and division in spring. Cuttings of half-ripe wood (summer).
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering in summer. H, 0,5 m, ᴓ 0,2 m
Description of smells and flavorsAromatic.
Properties MedicinalTreatment of gout and stomachache. The whole plant has anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, laxative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, stimulant and tonic properties.
Properties EdibilityMaking alcoholic drinks with a bitter base.
Properties OtherOrnamental.
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsSide effects: when consumed internally, it may cause liver damage.
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 off dead flower spikes when the plant has finished flowering in order to encourage bushy new growth.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators.
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesThe plant is used as a strewing herb in cellars and churches in order to repel insects.

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