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Polygala senega - Plant

polygala senega - plant
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Polygala senega is a species of flowering plant in the milkwort family, Polygalaceae. It is native to North America, where it is distributed in southern Canada and the central and eastern United States.

Common name: Seneca Snakeroot
Color: White
Bloom time: june,july
Height: 6 to 18 inches
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Growing plants can be inexpensive, particularly when growing them from seed. Seeds of plants flowers should usually be sown directly into the sunny flower bed, as developing roots do not like to be disturbed.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 40° C. (104° F.).

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Deadhead to prolong flowering.
  • Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.
  • plant will die with the first frost.


Special Feature:
Polygala senega is a species of flowering plant in the milkwort family, Polygalaceae. ... Its common names include Seneca snakeroot, senega snakeroot, senegaroot, rattlesnake root, and mountain flax. Its species name honors the Seneca people, a Native American group who used the plant to treat snakebite.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • The root product is called Senegae Radix,[4] Radix Senegae,[7] or simply senega.
  • [1] Active compounds include saponins such as senegin, as well as phenolic acids, sorbitol derivatives, methyl salicylate (oil of wintergreen), and sterols.
  • [4] The expectorant property comes from the irritation of mucous membranes by the saponins, which causes an increase in respiratory secretions and a decrease in their viscosity, giving a productive cough.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use,

Reference:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygala_senega https://www.google.co.in/search?q=Polygala+senega&oq=Polygala+senega&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=polygala+senega+uses
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