githrife

kilticwarFebruary 19, 2007

Can anybody tell me what the herb "githrife" is called today? Thanks in advance for any information.

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rusty_blackhaw(6a)

The name "gith" has been applied to Nigella sativa, a.k.a. black cumin - an herb which according to folklore has hypertensive, carminative and antihelminthic properties.

"Gith" has also been used to refer to corn cockle (Agrostemma githago).

    Bookmark   February 20, 2007 at 5:16PM
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Heathen1(10a)

It looks like it's related to Love In A Mist.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2007 at 9:18PM
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supereinar

It is called Agrostemma githago, the common corn-cockle (also written "corncockle" and "corn cockle" and known locally simply as "the corncockle"), is a slender pink flower of European wheat fields.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wikipedia

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 11:11PM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

This is why herbalists (and plant lovers!) really need to use botanical names whenever possible. This confusion can happen too often. If you are interested in using herbs, please get comfortable with the latin binomials. It is important.

A search of PFAF for "gith" only brought up the link below.

FataMorgana

Here is a link that might be useful: PFAF Database

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 6:44AM
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