Herb latin name: Leonurus macranthus


Family: Labiatae



Medicinal use of Leonurus macranthus:

The plant is a blood tonic and is used in the treatment of women's complaints, especially post-partum difficulties.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Flovering:
July to
September

Habitat of the herb:

Grassy places and thickets in hills all over Japan. Grows in shady places in Kiangnan, China. Grassy slopes and thickets to 400 metres in Hebei, Jilin and Liaoning.

Edible parts of Leonurus macranthus:

Shoots - cooked.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer. If you have sufficient seed then it can be sown in an outdoor seedbed, or even in situ. Division in spring or autumn. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Cultivation of Leonurus macranthus:

Grassy places and thickets in hills all over Japan. Grows in shady places in Kiangnan, China. Grassy slopes and thickets to 400 metres in Hebei, Jilin and Liaoning.

Known hazards of Leonurus macranthus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.