Herb latin name: Cynanchum glaucescens


Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)



Medicinal use of Cynanchum glaucescens:

The dried root and stem are antitussive and expectorant. They are used in the treatment of asthma with profuse sputum, coughs etc.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial Climber


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
June to
October

Habitat of the herb:

Mountains, riversides, 100-800. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang.

Propagation of Cynanchum glaucescens:

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:

Mountains, riversides, 100-800. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang.

Known hazards of Cynanchum glaucescens:

There are some reports of toxins in this genus.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.