Herb latin name: Eleutherococcus trifoliatus

Synonyms: Acanthopanax trifoliatus

Family: Araliaceae (Ginseng Family)

Medicinal use of Eleutherococcus trifoliatus:

The plant is used in the treatment of colds, coughs, neuralgia, rheumatism and water on the knee.

Description of the plant:


6 m
(20 feet)

Habitat of the herb:


Edible parts of Eleutherococcus trifoliatus:

Young leaves - cooked.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame. It can be slow to germinate. Stored seed requires 6 months warm followed by 3 months cold stratification and can be very slow to germinate. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse for at least the first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Cuttings of ripe wood of the current season's growth, 15 - 30cm long in a cold frame. Root cuttings in late winter. Division of suckers in the dormant season.

Cultivation of Eleutherococcus trifoliatus:


Known hazards of Eleutherococcus trifoliatus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.