Herb latin name: Cuscuta europaea


Synonyms: Cuscuta europaea indica


Medicinal use of Cuscuta europaea:

The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, where it is considered to have a bitter, acrid and sweet taste with a heating potency. It is aphrodisiac, renal and a hepatic tonic, being used to increase semen, to treat pain in the wrist and limbs, vaginal/seminal discharge, polyuria, tinnitus and blurred vision.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Flovering:
August to
September

Habitat of the herb:

Open grassy localities, streamsides and hilly areas at elevations of 800 - 3,100 metres in China.

Cultivation of Cuscuta europaea:

Open grassy localities, streamsides and hilly areas at elevations of 800 - 3,100 metres in China.

Known hazards of Cuscuta europaea:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.