Herb latin name: Euonymus tingens

Family: Celastraceae (Bittersweet Family)

Medicinal use of Euonymus tingens:

The bark is purgative. The juice of the bark is used in the treatment of eye diseases and is also of benefit in cases of chronic constipation and dyspepsia.

Description of the plant:


4.5 m
(15 feet)

May to

Habitat of the herb:

Forests, 2100 - 3300 metres from Himachel Pradesh to China and Burma.

Other uses of Euonymus tingens:

The fruit is used as a cosmetic. A yellow dye is obtained from the bark of the old stems. Wood - fine grained, compact, hard. Used only as a fuel.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 3 months cold stratification, so should be sown as early in the year as possible in a cold frame. The seed can take 18 months to germinate. 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. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 7cm long taken at a node or with a heel, July/August in a frame. Very easy.

Cultivation of Euonymus tingens:

Forests, 2100 - 3300 metres from Himachel Pradesh to China and Burma.

Known hazards of Euonymus tingens:

Although no records of toxicity have been seen for this species, a number of plants in this genus are suspected of being poisonous and so some caution is advised.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.