DRAGONHEAD BLUE HERB DRACOCEPHALUM MOLDAVICA BLUE DRAGON WITH LEMON SCENTED LEAVES AND VIVID BLUE FLOWERS $2.30 $2.20

HERBAL MEDICINE! LOVES SANDY POOR SOILS! “DRAGONHEAD” IS A DRAWCARD FOR BEES AND BUTTERFLIES! GREAT AS A “BEE BAIT” TO BRING BEES TO YOUR VEGGIE BEDS! MEDICINAL, TEAS.

Culinary Uses
Lemony tea herb – the lemon-scented leaves are used to make a refreshing tea.

Substitute for lemon balm to flavour fish dishes.

Parts Used
Leaves, young shoots and seeds.

Medicinal Uses.

It is said that Dragonhead tastes like lemon balm (only stronger), and like lemon balm tea, dragonhead tea uplifts the spirit, lightens heavy emotions and gives the heart courage. Dragonhead tea is astringent, tonic and anti-oxidant.

It keeps its scent when dried.

The seeds are astringent, carminative, tonic and a source of omega-3 fatty acids.

It is rich in linolenic acid – one of the acids that are necessary for proper function of whole human body.

‘Dragons Head’ Drakocephalum (dra-KO-ceph-a-lum) is a very attractive erect annual with fragrant lemon scented leaves and showy blue flowers which attract bees and insects to your garden. The flowers are long lasting and shaped like a dragon’s head hence the name “Blue Dragon”.

Dracocephalum moldavica is widely used in traditional Uyghur medicine for the treatment of complex diseases such as CMS, anti-oxidation and anti-aging. Previous studies have indeed found an anti-oxidation effect of DML in vitro and vivo.

Lots of bright blue violet flowers are held in upright clusters above the dark green foliage. Blooming in summer this plant grows 24 inches tall and reaches a width of 12 inches.

The blue snapdragon like flowers on this easy to grow plant are produced in good numbers and do make a nice display. Best performance in poor soils that are well drained, once established brought tolerant.

The species is native from Siberia and Northern China.

Always consult a medical practitioner before embarking on any program. The information on this page is not diagnostic, therefore always consult a herbal practitioner or your GP in order to obtain a diagnosis. Never stop taking prescribed treatment without consulting your GP or a qualified herbal practitioner. Do not take without qualified medical advice.

Seed count is approximate.

Grow Notes
Plant in full or part sun in moist, well-drained soils.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring at 1mm depth and 40cm spacing.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 15-20°C

Maturity
80-110 days, Annual.

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Seed Count: 25
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