Herb latin name: Euodia lepta

Family: Rutaceae (Rue Family, Citrus Family)

Medicinal use of Euodia lepta:

The roots and leaves are antipruritic, depurative and febrifuge. A decoction is used in the treatment of arthritis, fever, chickenpox, fever, epidemic influenza, meningitis, infectious hepatitis etc.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Forest edges on hillsides and by streams.

Propagation of Euodia lepta:

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:

Forest edges on hillsides and by streams.

Known hazards of Euodia lepta:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.