Herb: No-Azami


Latin name: Cirsium japonicum


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of No-Azami:

The roots are anti-inflammatory, diuretic and haemostatic. A decoction of the dried roots is used in the treatment of boils and carbuncles, acute appendicitis, uterine bleeding, haematuria, nose bleeds, haematemesis and traumatic bleeding. The leaf is haemostatic and diuretic. The stem is haemostatic.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Biennial/Perennial


Height:
90 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
August to
September

Habitat of the herb:

Sunny slopes in lowlands and foothills, C. and S. Japan.

Edible parts of No-Azami:

Leaves - cooked. Very palatable in the spring, they are used with the young roots.

Other uses of the herb:

The seed of all species of thistles yields a good oil by expression. No details of potential yields etc are given.

Propagation of No-Azami:

Seed - sow early spring or autumn in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 8 weeks at 20C. Division in spring or autumn.

Cultivation of the herb:

Sunny slopes in lowlands and foothills, C. and S. Japan.

Known hazards of Cirsium japonicum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.