Herb: Golden Larch
Latin name: Pseudolarix amabilis
Synonyms: Pseudolarix fortunei, Pseudolarix kaempferi
Family: Pinaceae (Pine Family)
Medicinal use of Golden Larch:This plant is commonly used in Chinese herbalism, where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs. The stem bark is used in the treatment of ringworm. The bark shows fungicidal activity against the parasitic Epidermophyton and Trichphyton fungi that cause ringworm.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Evergreen and deciduous, broad-leaved mixed, forests, 100-1500 metres.
Other uses of Golden Larch:The wood is used for furniture, boat building, and bridges.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow late winter in a cold greenhouse. 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.
Cultivation of Golden Larch:Evergreen and deciduous, broad-leaved mixed, forests, 100-1500 metres.
Known hazards of Pseudolarix amabilis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.