Latin name: Pedicularis resupinata
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Medicinal use of Lousewort:Antirheumatic, diuretic, febrifuge. The plant is used in the treatment of fevers, leucorrhoea, rheumatism, sterility and urinary difficulties. A decoction of the plant is used to wash foul ulcers.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Meadows and hills in mountains all over Japan. Open woods in E. Europe.
Edible parts of Lousewort:Young leaves - cooked.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow in pots of turf collected from the proximity of wild colonies or sow directly onto the sites where the plants are to remain. Division of established plants might be possible in the spring. Establish the divisions near the parent plants
Cultivation of Lousewort:Meadows and hills in mountains all over Japan. Open woods in E. Europe.
Known hazards of Pedicularis resupinata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.