Herb latin name: Ligularia amplexicaulis
Medicinal use of Ligularia amplexicaulis:The stems, leaves and flowers are used in Tibetan medicine, they are said to have an astringent taste and a cooling potency. Digestive and emetic, they are used in the treatment of vomiting from indigestion. The pounded root is applied as a poultice to sprains and dislocated bones.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Found at elevations from 2,700 - 4,800 metres in the Himalayas. Moist rocky slopes, generally besides streams, at elevations of 2700 - 3600 metres in Nepal.
Propagation of Ligularia amplexicaulis:Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring. Very easy, 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 the herb:Found at elevations from 2,700 - 4,800 metres in the Himalayas. Moist rocky slopes, generally besides streams, at elevations of 2700 - 3600 metres in Nepal.
Known hazards of Ligularia amplexicaulis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.