Herb latin name: Buddleia paniculata


Family: Buddleiaceae



Medicinal use of Buddleia paniculata:

A decoction of the leaves is used in the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery, A decoction of the leaves, combined with the leaves of Crotalaria alata, is used in the treatment of fevers.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
6 m
(20 feet)

Flovering:
July

Habitat of the herb:

Dry slopes and amongst rocks, especially on exposed sunny slopes, 1200 - 2250 metres.

Other uses of Buddleia paniculata:

Plants are fairly fast growing and have an extensive root system, they are useful as pioneer species for restocking bare hillsides and preventing soil erosion on the slopes. Wood - moderately hard, close grained. Used only as a fuel.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - cold stratify for 4 weeks at 4C and surface sow the seed in February/March in a greenhouse (the pre-chilling might not be required for this species). Germination usually takes place within 3 - 4 weeks at 21C. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Seedlings are inclined to damp off and so should be watered with care and kept well-ventilated. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Use short side-shoots. Very high percentage. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 15 - 20cm long, October/November in a frame.

Cultivation of Buddleia paniculata:

Dry slopes and amongst rocks, especially on exposed sunny slopes, 1200 - 2250 metres.

Known hazards of Buddleia paniculata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.