Herb latin name: Potentilla nepalensis


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Medicinal use of Potentilla nepalensis:

The root is depurative. The ashes are mixed with oil and applied to burns.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Grazing grounds and cultivated areas, 2100 - 2700 metres from Pakistan to C. Nepal.

Edible parts of Potentilla nepalensis:

Root - cooked. Starchy.

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 nepalensis:

Grazing grounds and cultivated areas, 2100 - 2700 metres from Pakistan to C. Nepal.

Known hazards of Potentilla nepalensis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.