Herb latin name: Onosma hispidum
Family: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)
Medicinal use of Onosma hispidum:One report says that the plant has medicinal properties but gives no details.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Dry, rocky and savannah slopes, 1700 - 2000 metres in Kashmir. Found at elevations up to 4000 metres.
Edible parts of Onosma hispidum:Root. Used as a flavouring.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in early spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out in early summer. Cuttings in a frame in the summer. Shade them for the first 10 - 12 days.
Cultivation of Onosma hispidum:Dry, rocky and savannah slopes, 1700 - 2000 metres in Kashmir. Found at elevations up to 4000 metres.
Known hazards of Onosma hispidum:There are no reports of toxicity for this species, but the following report for O. echioides should be borne in mind. The bristly stems and leaves can cause a good deal of irritation to the skin.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.