Herb: Ling Xiang Cao


Latin name: Lysimachia foenum-graecum


Family: Primulaceae (Primrose Family)



Medicinal use of Ling Xiang Cao:

Antihalitosis. The root is used.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
50 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
June


Scent:
Scented
Perennial

Habitat of the herb:

Wet mixed forests, streams in mountain valleys, humus-rich soils, 800--1700 m. N Guangdong, Guangxi, SW Hunan, SE Yunnan.

Other uses of Ling Xiang Cao:

The root is used to scent the hair. Used as a perfume.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. 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 Ling Xiang Cao:

Wet mixed forests, streams in mountain valleys, humus-rich soils, 800--1700 m. N Guangdong, Guangxi, SW Hunan, SE Yunnan.

Known hazards of Lysimachia foenum-graecum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.