Herb: Mian Shen


Latin name: Eriophyton wallichii


Family: Labiatae



Medicinal use of Mian Shen:

The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a sweet taste and a cooling potency. Anti-inflammatory and febrifuge, it dries up pus and joins cut nerves/vessels. It is used in the treatment of inflammation of the lungs, pus in the lungs, inflammations of wounds/sores and cut nerves/blood vessels.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
July to
September

Habitat of the herb:

Alpine, stony alluvial fans at elevations of 2700 - 4700 metres.

Cultivation of Mian Shen:

Alpine, stony alluvial fans at elevations of 2700 - 4700 metres.

Known hazards of Eriophyton wallichii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.