What is Golden Ragwort used for?
Despite serious safety concerns, people take golden ragwort to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, water retention, bleeding, chest congestion, and spasms. Women use golden ragwort for treating irregular or painful menstrual periods and symptoms of menopause. They also use it to reduce pain and ease childbirth.
Is Golden Ragwort poisonous?
Golden ragwort contains eight proven types of pyrrolizidine alkaloids and ten more that have not yet been proven. These alkaloids cause a condition called pyrrolizidine alkalosis, which can damage the liver permanently and is fatal if enough golden ragwort is consumed.
Is Golden Ragwort invasive?
IT IS VERY INVASIVE, OUR LOCAL COUNCIL LAST SUMMER HAD SQUADS OF EMPLOYEES UPROOTING THIS PLANT, WHICH GROWS WILD ON THE SEAFRONT AND SAND DUNE AREA .
How does Golden Ragwort spread?
A great naturalizer, Golden Ragwort spreads readily by seed and underground rhizomes to form large colonies. It creates an effective groundcover in shady, moist to dry woodlands.
Is Ragwort good for anything?
Ragwort is an important native plant that helps feed dozens of bees, moths, other insects and birds.
Is Ragwort poisonous to humans?
Although Ragwort is poisonous to humans there is little risk due to it being distasteful and not used as food. People have complained about irritated skin after handled Ragwort, therefore, we would always recommend avoiding skin contact with this plant.
Is ragwort good for anything?
How do I get rid of ragwort?
There are three main options for disposing of ragwort safely: controlled burning in small quantities and a safe location away from buildings and animals; rotting in a secure compost bin or similar with a lid; and using a waste-management company who will remove the ragwort for you.
Should I deadhead ragwort?
Golden Ragwort are easy to grow wildflowers with bright flowers that bloom in large clusters. Propagation occurs via self-seeding so spent flowers should be deadheaded to prevent spread.
Is groundsel the same as ragwort?
Ragwort used to be known as Senecio jacobaea and the two plants are closely related. Common Groundsel contains some of the same alkaloids that make Ragwort poisonous to livestock.
When can I transplant Golden ragwort?
Grow the Senecio Aureus from seed or root bundles and transplant them during the spring season. Locate Senecio Aureus in partial shade to full sun with rich, moist soil. This wildflower will continue to please you with its enduring growing ability and beautiful blooms.