Herb latin name: Catalpa bungei


Family: Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-creeper Family)



Medicinal use of Catalpa bungei:

The stem bark is made into a lotion for cancer. It is also anthelmintic and stomachic. The leaf, stem bark and the seeds are all used as dressings for sores, boils etc.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Tree

Height:
10 m
(33 feet)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Roadsides in. Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Zhejiang.

Other uses of Catalpa bungei:

Wood - hard, excellent quality. Used for printing blocks, chess tables etc.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown outdoors, or in a cold frame, as soon as it is ripe. Stratify stored seed for 3 weeks at 1C and sow in spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Softwood cuttings, 10cm long, in a frame. They should be taken in late spring to early summer before the leaves are fully developed. Root cuttings in winter.

Cultivation of Catalpa bungei:

Roadsides in. Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Zhejiang.

Known hazards of Catalpa bungei:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.