Herb latin name: Glochidion eriocarpum
Family: Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)
Medicinal use of Glochidion eriocarpum:Antipruritic, astringent, febrifuge and salve. All parts of the plant, or the roots and leaves, are used as medicine for the treatment of urticaria, mastitis, toothache, menorrhagia, dysentery, skin eczema, enteritis, etc.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Hillsides, waste places and roadsides. Montane slopes, valleys scrub or grassy ground, sometimes forest edges at elevations of 130 - 1700 metres.
Propagation of Glochidion eriocarpum:Seed - we have no information for this species but recommend sowing the seed in a warm greenhouse, preferably as soon as ripe if this is possible. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first year. Plant out in early summer after the last expected frosts and consider giving the plant some protection from the frost during at least its first winter outdoors.
Cultivation of the herb:Hillsides, waste places and roadsides. Montane slopes, valleys scrub or grassy ground, sometimes forest edges at elevations of 130 - 1700 metres.
Known hazards of Glochidion eriocarpum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.