Seed Information

Scientific Name: Dracocephalum moldavica
Alternative Names: Moldavian Dragonhead

Package Format½g (850s)

Dracocephalum moldavica


  • Annual
  • Erect annual with fragrant lemon scented leaves and showy blue flowers.
  • Moldavian needs moist soil and sun or semi-shade.
  • Good bee plant.

Culinary Uses

  • Lemony tea herb - the lemon-scented leaves are used to make a refreshing tea.
  • Substitute for lemon balm to flavor fish dishes.

Parts Used

  • Leaves, young shoots and seeds.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Dragonhead tastes like lemon balm (only stronger), and like lemon balm tea, dragonhead tea uplifts the spirit, lightens heavy emotions and gives the heart courage. Dragonhead tea is astringent, tonic and anti-oxidant.
  • It keeps its scent when dried.
  • The seeds are astringent, carminative, tonic and a source of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • It is rich in linolenic acid - one of the acids that are necessary for proper function of whole human body.
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