Herb latin name: Rhamnus triquetra
Family: Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)
Medicinal use of Rhamnus triquetra:The bark is astringent and deobstruent. The juice of the bark is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery. Caution is advised on the use of this plant, see the notes above on toxicity.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Woodlands, 900 - 2400 metres. Amongst shrubs at the margins of forests at elevations of 1200 - 3000 metres in Nepal.
Other uses of Rhamnus triquetra:Wood - hard, close grained, handsome. Used for turnery, agricultural implements and small carving. A good source of charcoal.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - best sown in the autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed will require 1 - 2 months cold stratification and should be sown as early in the year as possible in a cold frame or outdoor seedbed. Germination is usually good, at least 80% by late spring. 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 triquetra:Woodlands, 900 - 2400 metres. Amongst shrubs at the margins of forests at elevations of 1200 - 3000 metres in Nepal.
Known hazards of Rhamnus triquetra:The bark is toxic. Although no other mention of toxicity has been found for this species, it is possible that other parts of the plant could also be mildly poisonous.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.