Herb latin name: Clerodendrum cyrtophyllum


Family: Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)



Medicinal use of Clerodendrum cyrtophyllum:

The leaves and roots are antipyretic, depurative, diuretic. They have an antibacterial action, inhibiting the growth of Bacillus dysenteriae, Meningococcus and spirochaetes.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
3 m
(9 3/4 foot)

Habitat of the herb:

Shrub thickets on mountain slopes. Forests on mountain slopes or along streams, below 1700 metres.

Edible parts of Clerodendrum cyrtophyllum:

Leaves - cooked.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown as soon as possible in a greenhouse. Germination can be erratic but usually takes place within 20 - 60 days at 20C. 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. Plant them out in late spring or early summer after the last expected frosts. Root cuttings, 6 - 8cm long, December in a greenhouse. High percentage. Division of suckers in the dormant season. Very easy, they can be planted out direct into their permanent positions if required.

Cultivation of Clerodendrum cyrtophyllum:

Shrub thickets on mountain slopes. Forests on mountain slopes or along streams, below 1700 metres.

Known hazards of Clerodendrum cyrtophyllum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.