Young plant - raw or cooked
Root - raw or cooked
There are no material uses listed for Orobanche ammophyla.
The plant is aphrodisiac and tonic
The whole plant is used medicinally for invigorating the kidneys and strengthening yang, relaxing the bowels, strengthening bones and muscles
Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in a pot containing a host plant. The seed is probably best sown as soon as it is ripe if this is possible. It might also be possible to sow the seed in situ around a host plant.
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We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in this country. It probably requires a well-drained soil and should succeed in sun or shade.
A fully parasitic plant lacking in chlorophyll, it is entirely dependant upon its host plant for obtaining nutrient
Problems, pests & diseases
Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Orobanche ammophyla. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Orobanche ammophyla.
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? 1.01.11.21.31.4 Stuart. Rev. G. A. Chinese Materia Medica. Taipei. Southern Materials Centre ()
? 2.02.12.2 [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)
? Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)