Herb latin name: Glochidion puberum
Synonyms: Agyneia pubera
Family: Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)
Medicinal use of Glochidion puberum:Febrifuge, depurative. Dispels clots. All parts of the plant are used as medicine for the treatment of dysentery, diarrhea, rupture, cough, etc.
Description of the plant:
(9 3/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Montane slopes, stream banks scrub or forest edges at elevations of 300 - -2200 metres.
Other uses of Glochidion puberum:The seeds contain up to 20 per cent of oil, which is used in making soap and as a lubricating oil.
Propagation of the herb: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 Glochidion puberum:Montane slopes, stream banks scrub or forest edges at elevations of 300 - -2200 metres.
Known hazards of Glochidion puberum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.