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:
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.