Herb: Lie Dang
Latin name: Orobanche ammophyla
Synonyms: Orobanche coerulescens
Family: Orobanchaceae (Broom-rape Family)
Medicinal use of Lie Dang:The plant is aphrodisiac and tonic. The whole plant is used medicinally for invigorating the kidneys and strengthening yang, relaxing the bowels, strengthening bones and muscles.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Slopes, grasslands, 900-4000 m. Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan
Edible parts of Lie Dang:Young plant - raw or cooked. Root - raw or cooked.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in a pot containing a host plant. The seed is probably best sown as soon as it is ripe if this is possible. It might also be possible to sow the seed in situ around a host plant.
Cultivation of Lie Dang:Slopes, grasslands, 900-4000 m. Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan
Known hazards of Orobanche ammophyla:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.