Herb latin name: Peucedanum praeruptorum
Medicinal use of Peucedanum praeruptorum:The dried root is analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antitussive, carminative, expectorant and febrifuge. A decoction is used in the treatment of colds and headaches, coughing and asthma, tightness in the chest (laboured or difficult breathing).
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Sunny places in damp thickets on hillsides and in waste places.
Propagation of Peucedanum praeruptorum:Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible otherwise in early spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Sunny places in damp thickets on hillsides and in waste places.
Known hazards of Peucedanum praeruptorum:Although no mention of toxicity has been seen for this species, skin contact with the sap of a number of members in this genus is said to cause photo-sensitivity and/or dermatitis in some people. They are also said to contain the alleged 'psychotroph' myristicine.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.