Herb latin name: Pedicularis longiflora tubiformis


Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)



Medicinal use of Pedicularis longiflora tubiformis:

The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a bitter and astringent taste with a cooling potency. Diuretic and febrifuge, it also removes any excess accumulation of body fluids. It is used in the treatment of inflammation of the liver or gall bladder, seminal/vaginal discharges, oedema and disorders associated with alcoholism. A decoction of the plant is used as a wash for diseased skin.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
15 cm
(6 inches)

Flovering:
May to
October

Habitat of the herb:

Alpine meadows, springs, seeps, along streams at elevations of 2700 - 5300 metres in western China.

Cultivation of Pedicularis longiflora tubiformis:

Alpine meadows, springs, seeps, along streams at elevations of 2700 - 5300 metres in western China.

Known hazards of Pedicularis longiflora tubiformis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.