Herb latin name: Clematis barbellata
Synonyms: Clematis nepalensis
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
Medicinal use of Clematis barbellata:The juice of the leaves is used to relieve stomach aches, especially those caused by indigestion, diarrhoea and dysentery. The juice is placed inside the nostrils to relieve sinusitis. The leaves are crushed and then sniffed to relieve headaches.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Woodland, particularly of rhododendron and conifers, bushy places at elevations of 2130 - 3660 metres.
Propagation of Clematis barbellata:Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Sow stored seed as soon as it is obtained in a cold frame. Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water and remove as much of the tail and outer coat as possible. A period of cold stratification is beneficial. The seed germinates in 1 - 9 months or more at 20°C. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for the first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Internodal cuttings of soft to semi-ripe wood, late spring in sandy soil in a frame. Layering of old stems in late winter or early spring. Layering of current seasons growth in early summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Woodland, particularly of rhododendron and conifers, bushy places at elevations of 2130 - 3660 metres.
Known hazards of Clematis barbellata:Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, some if not all members of this genus are mildly poisonous. The toxic principle is dissipated by heat or by drying.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.