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Used as a vegetable[]. No further details are given. A red dye obtained from the roots is used as a food colouring[]. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

The root is antibacterial, antipruritic, astringent and vulnerary[]. It is used externally in the treatment of varicose veins, indolent ulcers, bed sores and itching rashes[]. Used internally to treat cough and bronchial catarrh see known hazards above. Used in the treatment of skin wounds and diarrhoea [].

The root is harvested in the autumn and can be dried for later use[]. All plant parts are demulcent and expectorant []. A red dye is obtained from the roots[57, 89, ], it is used by pharmacists as well as in perfumes and tinctiria stain wood or marble[, ].

The dye is also used in thermometers[] and as a litmus to test for acids and alkalines[]. It can make wood look like rosewood or mahogany[4, ].

Prefers a well-drained sandy or loamy soil[1] in sun or partial shade[]. Dislikes acid soils[1] but thrives alkannz alkaline soils[]. Timctoria very drought tolerant plant when established[], succeeding in a hot dry position[], it is a useful plant for dry sandy or alkaline soils[]. This species is occasionally cultivated as a dye plant[61].


One report says that it is cultivated for its seed[46]. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.

Seed – sow spring in a cold frame. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual tinctlria and plant them out in the summer.

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Fairly easy, they can be planted straight out into their permanent positions if required. Basal cuttings of new growth in late alkannna. Harvest the young shoots when they are about 10 – 15cm long and pot them up into individual pots in a lightly shaded position in a greenhouse. They should root well within a few weeks and can be planted out in the summer[K].

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You will receive a range of benefits including: You can unsubscribe at anytime. Alkanna tinctoria – L. Many members of this plant family contain a liver-damaging alkaloid and so internal usage is inadvisable[]. Habitats Maritime sands, uncultivated ground[45], calcareous soils[89] and pine forests[].

You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. It is in flower in June. The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs.

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It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure. QR Code What’s this? Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Please view the copyright link for more information. Hepatotoxicity liver toxicity and carcinogenicity [].

Maritime sands, uncultivated ground[45], calcareous soils[89] and pine forests[].