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2009
Ursinum Allium L. - Aliu of June, Ramsons, wild garlic
Green Pharmacy | Flowers | Liliopsida

Scientific name - Allium ursinum L.

Popular names - Aglio orsino, Aglio selvatico, Aglio dei Bosch, you ciorasc, of the forest, Aliu of June, Ramsons, Medevehagyma, wild garlic, wild garlic.

Distribution and Habitat - common in shady and moist deciduous forests, up to 1500 m altitude.

Description - herbaceous perennial, bulb. Oblung bulb. Leaves 2-3, lanceolata, margin entire, top acute, 30 x 3.6 cm. Flowers white, 6-20 hermaphrodite, in whole or pointed umbela backs, caduca; 6 tepale lanceolata, about 1 cm, 6 stamens, superior ovary, peduncle 2 cm. Blooms in May-June. Fruit capsule.

Requirements - prefers moist soil, well drained.

Propagation - by bulbs and seeds.

Natural partners and Garden - Brachypodium sylvaticum, Daucus carota, Galium aparine, Geranium robertianum, Hedera helix, Mercurialis perennis, Rosa sp., Rubus fruticosus, Urtica dioica.

Properties and Uses - entire plant, harvested in AprilIle-June, it has depurative, carminative, diuretic, hypotensive, vermifuge.

Infusion of 3.5 g in 100 ml water, 2-5 cups a day.

Fresh, in salads, dezintoxicant.

For external use, fresh leaves, crushed, for furunculi and abscese.

Decoction of the bulbs has vermifuge properties.

Juice obtained from this plant is used against moth Tinea sarcitella.

Not indicated growing Allium ursinum near bean species. It is planted near Medicago sativa.

Myth, Legend and Folklore - Allium ursinum herb was declared the Year '1992 'by the Association for Protection and the European Medicinal Plant Research.

References

John S. Rodwell - British Plant Communities- Cambridge University Press, 1998

Uberto Tosco - Aromatiche Piante e Medicina - Paolini, 1985

Hans Flueck - Piccola Enciclopedia delle Piante Medicine - AMZ-Marietta, 1976

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