Herb latin name: Cynanchum sibiricum
Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)
Edible parts of Cynanchum sibiricum:Leaves - cooked. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity. Seedpods. No further details but we assume that they need to be cooked. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity. Seed. No further details are given, this could refer to the seedpod instead of the seed.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:See below.
Propagation of Cynanchum sibiricum: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:See below.
Medicinal use of Cynanchum sibiricum:None known
Known hazards of Cynanchum sibiricum:There are some reports of toxins in this genus.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.