Rose Campion (Lychnis coronaria), packet of 50 seeds, organic
Family: Pink (Caryophyllaceae)
Hardy to Zones 3 to 9
Short-lived herbaceous perennial native to Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, Armenia and Siberia. Flowers from June to August, purple-magenta on a wooly-white plant. In olden times, the wooly leaves were used as lamp wicks. Traditional usage (TWM, Homeopathy): paralysis, sedative, kidney stones. Source of khellin. Potentially toxic, this is a classic low dose botanical. Plant prefers full sun to part shade and fast-draining, mesic to dry soils. The plant resides as a ground-hugging rosette in the first year and then produces multiple, 3 to 4 foot long, flowering stalks in the second year. Will self-seed. Deer proof. Start in flats or direct seed in garden midspring. Germinates in 10 days. Thin or transplant to 6 inches to 1 foot apart.
50 Seeds per packet, Certified Organically Grown
How much of this herb do you think would prove to be “toxic” to the point of becoming harmful?
Thank you, naeked
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Richo Cech –
hi! Low dose botanicals are usually taken at 1 drop well diluted no more than twice daily. I can’t think of any reason to ingest this herb with the exception of homeopathic usage, which as you know uses extreme dilutions. r