Herb latin name: Rhamnus nepalensis


Family: Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)



Medicinal use of Rhamnus nepalensis:

The fruits, when pounded and macerated in vinegar, have been used in the treatment of herpes.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
150 cm
(5 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Found at elevations of 900 - 1,800 metres in the central and eastern Himalayas.

Edible parts of Rhamnus nepalensis:

Fruit. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown in the autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed will require 1 - 2 months cold stratification at about 5C and should be sown as early in the year as possible in a cold frame or outdoor seedbed. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame 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 wood of the current year's growth, autumn in a frame. Layering in early spring.

Cultivation of Rhamnus nepalensis:

Found at elevations of 900 - 1,800 metres in the central and eastern Himalayas.

Known hazards of Rhamnus nepalensis:

Although no specific mention of toxicity has been found for this species, there is the suggestion that some members of this genus could be mildly poisonous.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.