Solanum dulcamara - Plant
Common name: American bittersweet
Color: Greenish-white to yellow
Bloom time: May to June
Height: 15.00 to 20.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
The flowers bloom from April to September, they grow in loose clusters, are star-shaped with five blue-violet (rarely white) petals that point backward and stamens that are fused in a prominent yellow cone; they grow along the branches on short stalks extending out from the stems.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: temperature: 39.7°C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- It was considered good for removing witchcraft in both men and animals, and to rid all sudden diseases whatsoever.
- It was also considered a remedy for vertigo or dizziness when tied about the neck.
Woodland gardens, naturalized areas. Provides quick cover for fences, arbors, trellises, posts, walls or other structures in the landscape. Also may be grown along the ground to camouflage rock piles or old tree stumps.
- People take bittersweet nightshade for skin conditions including eczema, itchy skin, acne, boils, broken skin, and warts.
- They also take it for joint pain (rheumatism), other types of pain, and fluid retention; and as a calming agent (sedative).
- Some people apply bittersweet nightshade directly to the skin for eczema.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use
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