Herb latin name: Callicarpa pedunculata

Family: Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)

Medicinal use of Callicarpa pedunculata:

The whole plant is analgesic, antiphlogistic and haemostatic. a decoction is used in the treatment of haemoptysis, haematemesis, nose bleed, haematuria, traumatic bleeding, traumatic injuries and rheumatoid arthritis. The whole plant can be crushed for external applications to wounds.

Description of the plant:


3 m
(9 3/4 foot)

Habitat of the herb:

Alpine forests.

Propagation of Callicarpa pedunculata:

Seed - sow February in a greenhouse. Only just cover the seed. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 months at 18C. 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. Cuttings of half-ripe wood 10cm long, July/August in a frame. High percentage. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth with a heel taken in early spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Alpine forests.

Known hazards of Callicarpa pedunculata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.