Herb latin name: Corydalis incisa
Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)
Medicinal use of Corydalis incisa:The dried and powdered flowers are used in the treatment of rectal collapse. An aqueous decoction of the plant is used in the treatment of abscesses.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Thickets and bamboo forests in lowland and foothills all over Japan. Grows in marshes.
Edible parts of Corydalis incisa:Young plant - cooked in spring. Slightly deleterious.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe, the seed rapidly loses viability if it is allowed to become dry. Surface sow and keep moist, it usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 15°C. Germinates in spring according to another report. Two months warm, then a cold stratification improves the germination of stored seed. Seedlings only produce one leaf in their first year of growth and are very prone to damping off. This species is a biennial and probably germinates more easily than the perennial species.
Cultivation of Corydalis incisa:Thickets and bamboo forests in lowland and foothills all over Japan. Grows in marshes.
Known hazards of Corydalis incisa:Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, there is a report that Corydalis species are potentially toxic in moderate doses.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.