Herb: Eulalia

Latin name: Miscanthus sinensis

Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)

Medicinal use of Eulalia:

The juice of young stems is used to disperse poisons, dissolve blood clots, dissipate extravasated blood and remove inflammation. The plant is diuretic and refrigerant.

Description of the plant:


4 m
(13 feet)

August to

Habitat of the herb:

Moist meadows on slopes in lowland and mountains all over Japan.

Edible parts of Eulalia:

Immature flowering spike. No further details are given.

Other uses of the herb:

Being increasingly grown as a source of biomass, trials are currently (1992) taking place on its potential in Britain. Plants form impenetrably dense clumps and when planted close together in drifts make an excellent ground cover.

Propagation of Eulalia:

Seed - surface sow in spring in a greenhouse and keep moist. Germination should take place within a couple of weeks. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring or early autumn. Very easy, large divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.

Cultivation of the herb:

Moist meadows on slopes in lowland and mountains all over Japan.

Known hazards of Miscanthus sinensis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.