Herb latin name: Myricaria elegans

Family: Tamaricaceae (Tamarisk Family)

Medicinal use of Myricaria elegans:

The leaves are used externally as a poultice on bruises.

Description of the plant:


3.5 m
(11 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Stony slopes, especially in Ladakh, 2700 - 4000 metres.

Other uses of Myricaria elegans:

The wood is used as a fuel.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow early spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, November to January in a sandy propagating mix in an open frame.

Cultivation of Myricaria elegans:

Stony slopes, especially in Ladakh, 2700 - 4000 metres.

Known hazards of Myricaria elegans:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.