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Flowering Dictamnus albus

Hot and dry May was the right time for our plants, which grow on the project’s plantation. Our seed-bred Dictamnus albus blossomed beautifully. It is a long-lived perennial plant of the Rutaceae family , very rare and in danger of extinction in Poland.
The plant is covered with numerous glandular hairs that gives off flammable essential oils with a lemon aroma, especially before the fruit is ripe. In a hot climate, these essential oils can ignite spontaneously, hence the common name of the plant: the „fire bush” or the „burning Moses bush”. In her book „Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, J. K. Rowling described the diptamus potion as having the ability to close up wounds. Indeed, its powdered roots and leaves have healing properties that also speed up wound healing. It should be remembered, however, that this plant is completely protected in Poland, so we can only use herbs from crops in countries where it is common.