Herb latin name: Euodia fraxinifolia
Synonyms: Tetradium fraxinifolium, Tetradium trichotomum
Family: Rutaceae (Rue Family, Citrus Family)
Medicinal use of Euodia fraxinifolia:The plant is used as an antipyretic. The fruit is antipyretic and is used in the treatment of dysentery.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Second-growth forests, 1200 - 2100 metres in the eastern Himalayas.
Edible parts of Euodia fraxinifolia:Fruit - cooked. Used in chutney. A disagreeable aromatic smell. The red fruits are about 12mm in diameter. Another report says that it is the seeds that are used to add flavour and taste to lentil soups, fresh pickles, vegetables and curries.
Other uses of the herb:An oil from the seed is used in lighting. An aromatic oil from the fruit is used in perfumery. The wood is used in construction.
Propagation of Euodia fraxinifolia:Seed - sow February in a greenhouse. Variable germination rates. 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. Give the plants some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood (preferably forced in a greenhouse), 5 - 8cm with a heel, June to August in a warm greenhouse. Fair to good percentage.
Cultivation of the herb:Second-growth forests, 1200 - 2100 metres in the eastern Himalayas.
Known hazards of Euodia fraxinifolia:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.