Herb latin name: Potentilla fragarioides


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Medicinal use of Potentilla fragarioides:

The leaves are astringent. The compound D-catechin has been isolated from the plant and is used in cases of gynaecological bleeding.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
May to
June

Habitat of the herb:

Sunny slopes and waste ground in lowland and mountains all over Japan. Bank of field, ditches, meadows, thickets and thinned forest at elevations of 350 - 2400 metres in northern China.

Edible parts of Potentilla fragarioides:

Leaf stem - boiled.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow early spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.

Cultivation of Potentilla fragarioides:

Sunny slopes and waste ground in lowland and mountains all over Japan. Bank of field, ditches, meadows, thickets and thinned forest at elevations of 350 - 2400 metres in northern China.

Known hazards of Potentilla fragarioides:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.