Herb latin name: Prangos pabularia
Medicinal use of Prangos pabularia:The fruit is carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, stimulant and stomachic. Its use promotes the expulsion of the foetus from the womb. The seeds are aphrodisiac and stomachic. The roots are diuretic and emmenagogue. They are used to cure itch.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Stony slopes in the Himalayas, 2100 - 3300 metres from Afghanistan to Kashmir.
Edible parts of Prangos pabularia:Leaves and young shoots. The reports give no more details.
Other uses of the herb:The fresh plant contains about 2% essential oil, it has medicinal applications.
Propagation of Prangos pabularia:Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise sow it in the spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division might be possible in the spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Stony slopes in the Himalayas, 2100 - 3300 metres from Afghanistan to Kashmir.
Known hazards of Prangos pabularia:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.