Alpine blue head description and photo, properties and cultivation

This is a plant that is one of the representatives of the umbrella. Alpine blueheadman can be found in the West of Europe, on the territory of North America. In Eurasia, this plant is common in the southern regions. This plant prefers pastures and cliffs that are at an altitude of several thousand km. It grows only on lime types of soils.


This perennial is characterized by a dense 4 centimeter inflorescence surrounded by rigid leaves, and durable 40-centimeter shoots with leathery prickly leaves.


Alpine blueheadman is actively used in folk medicine. With the help of lotions made from the roots of the plant, psoriasis and eczema can be treated. A broth from roots is also struggle with insomnia and nervous. Alcohol tincture helps from seizures. In order to get rid of edema and prostatitis, they drink freshly squeezed juice of this perennial. This juice also helps with asthma with bronchitis, tuberculosis. In this case, they drink it from one to two times a day.

In order to recover faster after an experienced heart attack, they take a decoction of roots inward 2 times a day for a month. A decoction of blueheading leaves helps with gastritis and ulcer, intestinal diseases. With acute respiratory viral infections and flu, stomatitis and abscesses in their mouths, they rinse their throat.


You can only be treated with a blueheading alpine. It cannot be used during pregnancy and feeding, with high pressure. This plant can cause bleeding or enhance it during menstruation. It should not be consumed by people with autoimmune diseases.

Growing secrets

The Alpine blue-headman loves to grow in well-lit places, but it can be in the shade for some time-it is there that its flowers acquire a bright blue hue. This plant adapts well to saline areas, but does not like soil with poor drain. In places with fertile soil, the blue man grows perfectly, but if you add fertilizers, the plant will be less coldresistant.

This perennial also tolerates cold and does not require constant watering. Only have to weed up landings and loosen the soil. Mulching peat will not be superfluous. The blue head of the Alpine will need supports due to high “growth”. In winter, this heatloving look should be covered with leaves.

The blue head of seeds propagates. They are sown closer to winter right in the ground and sprinkled with sand. Expensible seeds cannot be planted, they will not give out seedlings. To get seedlings, the seeds are placed in a container and stored at room temperature. Future blueberries are added to this container and sow future blueberries at a distance of several centimeters from each other. Seeds usually germinate after 14 days if the temperature does not drop below +22 ° C. After the appearance of the first sprouts, the seeds should be transferred to another room, where the temperature will be about +20. After the leaves grow, seedlings should be copied, but the roots cannot be damaged. 2-3 seeds can be placed in one container, and more developed plants can be left alone.

Alpine blueheadman almost never becomes a victim of pests. However, he can suffer from excess moisture in the soil in rainy weather. At this time, the plant is vulnerable to the fungus. In this case, you need to remove the affected areas. And in order to prevent this, the perennial should be treated with fungicides.

With whom he gets along

This plant can get along with cereals, sage and yarrow, with lupine. The blue headlog coexists well with the mullein and catnip, Rudbekia.

How to collect and store

Usually collect leaves and roots, do this during flowering or at the beginning of spring, moreover, part of the plant is cut. The leaves of the blue headman are dried in a cool and poorly lit place, and the roots are only in a dryer at +50 ° C. Dried parts of plants are stored in bags of paper or in wooden boxes. They are stored in a dry room, sunlight should not fall on the leaves and roots. Leaves can be used for 2 years after drying, and roots 3 years.

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