Pedicularis longiflora tubiformis
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:
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.