Herb latin name: Ixeris polycephala
Synonyms: Lactuca polycephala
Medicinal use of Ixeris polycephala:The juice of the plant is used in the treatment of fevers. A paste made from the flower heads is applied to the skin in the treatment of scabies.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Wet places by paddy fields, central and southern Japan. Moist shady places at elevations of 700 - 2100 metres in Nepal.
Edible parts of Ixeris polycephala:Leaves and young stems - cooked.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in spring and only just covering the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Cultivation of Ixeris polycephala:Wet places by paddy fields, central and southern Japan. Moist shady places at elevations of 700 - 2100 metres in Nepal.
Known hazards of Ixeris polycephala:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.