Herb latin name: Clerodendrum japonicum
Family: Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)
Medicinal use of Clerodendrum japonicum:The leaves are applied to boils. A decoction of the inflorescence is used in the treatment of gonorrhoea, haematochezia and nosebleed.
Description of the plant:
(8 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Thickets in valleys, along streams and in grassy openings at elevations of 100-1200 metres. Moist gullies and shady places to elevations of 1600 metres in Nepal.
Edible parts of Clerodendrum japonicum:Flowers. They are evil-smelling. The leaves are also probably used. Young leaves and shoots - cooked as a vegetable or pickled.
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 20°C. 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 japonicum:Thickets in valleys, along streams and in grassy openings at elevations of 100-1200 metres. Moist gullies and shady places to elevations of 1600 metres in Nepal.
Known hazards of Clerodendrum japonicum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.