Herb latin name: Lysimachia paridiformis


Family: Primulaceae (Primrose Family)



Medicinal use of Lysimachia paridiformis:

The flowering tops, simmered in water, are carminative and diaphoretic. The whole plant is anodyne, antitussive, blood tonic, carminative and expectorant. A decoction is used in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, "wind-cold" coughing, rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic injuries, stomach ache, enteritis, snake bites and abscess swelling. The fresh herb is also crushed and applied externally as a poultice.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Hillsides, stream edges, damp and wet places beneath forest trees. Damp areas in forests, mountain valleys and wet ravines at elevations of 500 - 1400 metres.

Propagation of Lysimachia paridiformis:

Seed - sow spring or 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 the herb:

Hillsides, stream edges, damp and wet places beneath forest trees. Damp areas in forests, mountain valleys and wet ravines at elevations of 500 - 1400 metres.

Known hazards of Lysimachia paridiformis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.