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Common Name: Downy Hemp Nettle
Galeopsis segetum is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.60 metres tall.
It has medicinal uses.
Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, many other members of this genus are said to be poisonous, causing paralysis[
W. Europe, including Britain, from Denmark to Germany and Spain.
Fields, meadows and waste places[
Grows in most soils, disliking heavy shade.
This plant is sometimes grown in the wild garden[
The flowering plant is astringent, diuretic and mildly expectorant[
]. A decoction has been used in the treatment of whooping cough, bronchitis, tracheitis etc[
]. The plant is harvested in the summer and can be used fresh or dried[
A homeopathic remedy is made from the plant[
]. It is used to treat disorders of the spleen[
Seed - sow spring in situ[
]. Germination usually takes place within a month.