Calluna Vulgaris (known as common heather, ling, or simply heather) is the sole species in the genus Calluna in the flowering plant family Ericaceae. It is the dominant plant in most heathland and moorland in Europe, and in some bog vegetation and acidic pine and oak woodland. It is tolerant of grazing and regenerates following occasional burning, and is often managed in nature reserves and grouse moors by sheep or cattle grazing, and also by light burning.
Species: C. Vulgaris
Distribution: Widely found in Europe, Iceland, Faroe Islands
Height & Spread: Low-growing perennial shrub growing to 20 to 50 centimetres (7.9 to 19.7 in) tall, or rarely to 1 metre (39 in) and taller.
Leaves & Flowers Calluna has small scale-leaves (less than 2–3 mm long) borne in opposite and decussate pairs.The flowers emerge in late summer; in wild plants these are normally mauve, but white-flowered plants also occur occasionally. They are terminal in racemes with sepal-like bracts at the base with a superior ovary, the fruit a capsule.
Medicinal Usage :
- It is a very popular ornamental plant in gardens and for landscaping.
- Heather is an important food source for various sheep and deer which can graze the tips of the plants when snow covers low-growing vegetation.
- Heather honey is a highly valued product in moorland and heathland areas, with many beehives being moved there in late summer.
- White heather is regarded in Scotland as being lucky, it is often sold as a charm and worked into bridal bouquets.
- Calluna vulgaris herb has been used in the traditional Austrian medicine internally as tea for treatment of disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract.
- Heather BFR is for people who are Self Centered and obsessed with themselves. Such people are very social and likes to talk a lot whether small or big about themselves & have strong desire for everyone to listen him. They are always in seek of attention, love, affection and companionship. Such people have a fear inside to not to be alone, if alone they talk for hours on phone about themselves & don’t give much attention to what others want to say. If travelling with strangers, such people tell every personal and professional aspect of their lives whether related or not.
- Heather remedy helps in gaining self confidence with less dependency on others for love and attention. Good speaker becomes good listener with course of time with this remedy. After treatment such people has good mind set with positive attitude towards life.