Herb latin name: Ligularia hodgsonii


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Ligularia hodgsonii:

The root is antitussive, diuretic and expectorant. The plant has shown anticancer activity and is a folk cure for cancer.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
70 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Mountains in C. and N. Japan. Stream banks, grassy slopes and forest margins at elevations of 900 - 2800 metres in China.

Edible parts of Ligularia hodgsonii:

Leaves and stems - cooked.

Propagation of the herb:

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 Ligularia hodgsonii:

Mountains in C. and N. Japan. Stream banks, grassy slopes and forest margins at elevations of 900 - 2800 metres in China.

Known hazards of Ligularia hodgsonii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.