Herb latin name: Lancea tibetica


Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)



Medicinal use of Lancea tibetica:

The flowers, leaves and fruit are used in Tibetan medicine, they are said to have a sweet and bitter taste with a cooling potency. They are used in the treatment of pulmonary disorders. The fruit is used to treat heart disorders and retention of the menses, whilst the leaves are used for healing wounds.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
10 cm
(4 inches)

Flovering:
May to
July

Habitat of the herb:

Grassland, sparse forests, along streams at elevations of 2000 - 4500 metres in western China.

Cultivation of Lancea tibetica:

Grassland, sparse forests, along streams at elevations of 2000 - 4500 metres in western China.

Known hazards of Lancea tibetica:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.