Herb latin name: Eupatorium lindleyanum


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Eupatorium lindleyanum:

The whole plant is anthelmintic, antidote, antitussive, diuretic and restorative. It is used internally in the treatment of bronchitis and dysentery. Externally, it is applied to swellings and wounds and is also important in the treatment of women's complaints, especially before and after parturition. It is also used in the treatment of parasitic worms. The leaves and stems are harvested in the summer before the flower buds open, and are dried for later use.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Flovering:
September
to October

Habitat of the herb:

Wet grassy places in lowland and low mountains all over Japan. Swamps or borders of water courses.

Other uses of Eupatorium lindleyanum:

Used as a hair tonic. The leaves, added to a hair pomade, promote the growth of the hair.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, the clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions.

Cultivation of Eupatorium lindleyanum:

Wet grassy places in lowland and low mountains all over Japan. Swamps or borders of water courses.

Known hazards of Eupatorium lindleyanum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.