Herb latin name: Jeffersonia dubia

Family: Berberidaceae (Barberry Family)

Medicinal use of Jeffersonia dubia:

The root is febrifuge and stomachic. It also contains the anti-tumour compound berberine.

Description of the plant:


30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

May to

Habitat of the herb:


Propagation of Jeffersonia dubia:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Sow stored seed as soon as possible in late winter or the spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in early spring.

Cultivation of the herb:


Known hazards of Jeffersonia dubia:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.