Teucrium polium

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Felty germander
TEUCRIUM POLIUM (ssp.aureum) - ENCIES- IB-651 (Timó groc).jpg
Teucrium polium ssp. aureum
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T. polium
Binomial name
Teucrium polium
Synonyms
  • Teucrium capitatum L.

Teucrium polium, known popularly as felty germander, is a sub-shrub and herb native to the western Mediterranean region (Albania, Spain, France, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia).[1] Its flowers are small and range from pink to white, and its leaves are used in cooking and for medicine.

Traditional medicine[edit]

T. polium is used for various supposed treatments in traditional medicine, although it has potential for causing liver toxicity.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ "Germander". LiverTox, US National Library of Medicine. 16 October 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017.