Herb latin name: Achyranthes faureri
Family: Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family, Pigweed Family)
Medicinal use of Achyranthes faureri:Diuretic, emmenagogue.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Roadsides and thickets in lowland and hills all over Japan.
Edible parts of Achyranthes faureri:The plant is used as food. No more information is given, though it is likely that either the seed or the leaves are used.
Other uses of the herb:Two insect-moulting hormones are found in the roots. Can this have a practical application as an insecticide?
Propagation of Achyranthes faureri:Seed - sow late spring in a greenhouse. Germination should be fairly rapid, prick out the seedlings into individual pots of fairly rich soil when they are large enough to handle. It is probably wise to grow this plant on in the greenhouse for its first winter, planting it out into its permanent position in late spring after the last expected frosts.
Cultivation of the herb:Roadsides and thickets in lowland and hills all over Japan.
Known hazards of Achyranthes faureri:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.