Herb latin name: Heracleum wallichii
Medicinal use of Heracleum wallichii:The root is aphrodisiac and tonic.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Shrubberies and open slopes, 3600 - 4100 metres from C. Nepal to Bhutan.
Propagation of Heracleum wallichii:Seed - sow mid to late spring or early autumn in situ. Division in the autumn.
Cultivation of the herb:Shrubberies and open slopes, 3600 - 4100 metres from C. Nepal to Bhutan.
Known hazards of Heracleum wallichii:Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, many members of this genus contain furanocoumarins. These have carcinogenic, mutagenic and phototoxic properties. Skin contact with the sap of some members of this genus is said to cause photo-sensitivity and/or dermatitis in some people.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.