The powdered seeds are used as a condiment for flavouring foodstuffs
An edible oil is obtained from the seed
The highly aromatic foliage is used in pot-pourri
. The powdered plant is used for incense
One report says that the plant is used medicinally, but gives no more information
The juice of the roots is used to relieve headaches
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse or cold frame
. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring.
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Grows well on woodland margins
This species is a sub-shrub, the woody stems often dying back to the base in severe winters
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
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? 1.01.11.21.22.214.171.124 Manandhar. N. P. Plants and People of Nepal Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-527-6 (2002-00-00)
? 2.02.12.22.32.42.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
? 3.03.13.2 [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)