Herb latin name: Cynanchum stauntonii


Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)



Medicinal use of Cynanchum stauntonii:

The dried root, decocted with other herbs, is anodyne, antitussive and expectorant. A decoction of the root is used in the treatment of coughs and asthma. Decoctions of all parts are used as a febrifuge and for treating internal fever. The roots are used medicinally for pulmonary tuber-culosis, infantile malnutrition due to intestinal parasites, influenza, cough, and chronic bronchitis.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial Climber


Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Flovering:
June to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Along water edges where it is shady and damp. Sunny places in moist woodland, water-logged lands at low to moderate elevations.

Propagation of Cynanchum stauntonii:

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:

Along water edges where it is shady and damp. Sunny places in moist woodland, water-logged lands at low to moderate elevations.

Known hazards of Cynanchum stauntonii:

There are some reports of toxins in this genus.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.