Eryngium caucasicum Trautv.
Eryngium pskemense Pavlov
Eryngium caucasicum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Asia - Turkey, Caucasus, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, northwest India
Dry places in S. Europe[
|Pollinators||Bees, Flies, Beetles
Requires a well-drained soil and a sunny position[
]. Prefers a light sandy soil but tolerates most soil types including lime and poor gravels[
Plants should be put in their final position whilst small since they resent root disturbance[
The root is aphrodisiac and nervine[
The ashes of the plant are used in the treatment of haemorrhoids[
An extract of the leaves and stems has been shown to have effective antibacterial and antifungal properties[
]. A chloroform extraction was more active than a water extraction[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in early autumn on the surface of a well-drained compost in a cold frame[
]. The seed can also be sown in spring. It usually germinates in 5 - 90 days at 20°c. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in early spring or autumn. Take care since the plant resents root disturbance[
Root cuttings in autumn or winter[