Herb latin name: Pterocarya stenoptera


Family: Juglandaceae (Walnut Family)



Medicinal use of Pterocarya stenoptera:

Anthelmintic, astringent, febrifuge, stomachic. The leaves are used in the treatment of abscesses, eczema and scabies. The stem bark is anthelmintic and carminative.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Tree

Height:
20 m
(66 feet)

Flovering:
June


Scent:
Scented
Tree

Habitat of the herb:

Mixed deciduous forests on mountain slopes or riverbanks, often forming pure stands in small patches in the openings of deciduous oak forests, from sea level to 1500 metres.

Other uses of Pterocarya stenoptera:

The leaves have insecticidal properties.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Pre-soak stored seed for 24 hours in warm water then cold stratify for 2 - 3 months. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Cuttings of mature shoots, November in a frame. Only use vigorous shoots. Layering. Division of suckers in the dormant season.

Cultivation of Pterocarya stenoptera:

Mixed deciduous forests on mountain slopes or riverbanks, often forming pure stands in small patches in the openings of deciduous oak forests, from sea level to 1500 metres.

Known hazards of Pterocarya stenoptera:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.