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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 is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
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.