Herb latin name: Reineckia carnea

Family: Convallariaceae

Medicinal use of Reineckia carnea:

The root is appetizer, cardiotonic and vulnerary. Strengthens the memory.

Description of the plant:


10 cm
(4 inches)


Habitat of the herb:

Woods and foothills of C. and S. Japan.

Other uses of Reineckia carnea:

A good ground cover for shady positions.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame if this is possible. Stored seed is likely to be slow to germinate and might take a year or more. Sow it in a cold frame as soon as it is received. 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. Divide in early spring.

Cultivation of Reineckia carnea:

Woods and foothills of C. and S. Japan.

Known hazards of Reineckia carnea:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.