Edelweiss seed Leontopodium alpinum

Uses: Medicinal/Industrial

Edelweiss has silvery foliage with white, star-shaped flowers in June through August

 

 edelweiss has important medicinal and cosmetic uses, and is now grown as a cultivated crop in Europe for those purposes. Traditionally, it was used as a tea to treat diarrhea and dysentery, and cooked in milk with honey and butter. It was also used to treat respiratory problems, including tuberculosis. But in the future it is expected that the cosmetic industry will employ edelweiss to neutralize free radicals and prevent the formation of superoxides — compounds associated with the signs of aging such as wrinkles. Due to its bioflavonoid content, the herb also strengthens the walls of capillaries and veins and can be used to treat varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and other vascular problems associated with aging. Has exciting commercial potential. Easy to grow in any well-drained sunny location. Ht. 15cm/6in.