Herb latin name: Euodia officinalis

Family: Rutaceae (Rue Family, Citrus Family)

Medicinal use of Euodia officinalis:

The fruit is analgesic, appetizer, cardiotonic, cytotoxic, hypotensive and stomachic. It is used in Korea to treat intestinal disorders, pain and feelings of chill. The fruit contains several alkaloids including evodiamine and rutaecarpine. It has shown some effect upon neurotransmitter activity, including serotonin antagonism and the inhibition of brain dopamine receptors.

Description of the plant:


5 m
(16 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Thickets and wood margins.

Propagation of Euodia officinalis:

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:

Thickets and wood margins.

Known hazards of Euodia officinalis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.