Herb: Fang Feng

Latin name: Ledebouriella seseloides

Synonyms: Saposhnikovia divaricata, Siler divaricatum

Family: Umbelliferae

Medicinal use of Fang Feng:

Antipyretic, antiseptic, diaphoretic, carminative and antitoxin. It is used in the treatment of influenza, headaches, chills, rheumatoid numbness, joint pains and tetanus.

Description of the plant:


30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Habitat of the herb:

Desert slopes and dry steppes.

Edible parts of Fang Feng:

Young plant and leaves - raw or cooked. The leaves contain 1.7% protein, 0.3% fat, 4.7% carbohydrate and 1.3% ash.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed -

Cultivation of Fang Feng:

Desert slopes and dry steppes.

Known hazards of Ledebouriella seseloides:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.