Herb latin name: Cynanchum arnottianum
Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Cynanchum arnottianum:Open humus-rich soils, 1700 - 2500 metres in the Himalayas.
Other uses of the herb:The leaves are dried in the shade, ground into a powder, and then used to kill maggots in the wounds of animals. The whole plant is said to be insecticidal.
Propagation of Cynanchum arnottianum:Seed - sow spring in the greenhouse. When they are 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 into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Open humus-rich soils, 1700 - 2500 metres in the Himalayas.
Medicinal use of Cynanchum arnottianum:None known
Known hazards of Cynanchum arnottianum:There are some reports of toxins in this genus.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.