Herb latin name: Kadsura longepedunculata
Synonyms: Kadsura peltigera
Medicinal use of Kadsura longepedunculata:The fruit, root, stems or leaves are antitussive, anodyne, carminative and decongestant.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Stream edges and damp shady places. Forests and slopes below 1000 metres.
Edible parts of Kadsura longepedunculata:Fruit - raw or cooked. The globose fruit is 15 - 35mm in diameter.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - best sown when it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on for at least their first winter in a greenhouse. Plant out in early summer and give some protection for their first winter outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel, August in a frame. Overwinter in the greenhouse and plant out in late spring. Good percentage. Layering of long shoots in the autumn.
Cultivation of Kadsura longepedunculata:Stream edges and damp shady places. Forests and slopes below 1000 metres.
Known hazards of Kadsura longepedunculata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.