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:



Plant:
Biennial


Height:
30 cm
(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 15C. 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.