Herb latin name: Rubus paniculatus
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Medicinal use of Rubus paniculatus:A paste of the bark is used in the treatment of scabies. A paste of the leaves is used as a poultice on sprains.
Description of the plant:
(9 3/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Shrubberies, 1500 - 2900 metres from Pakistan to Bhutan. Damp shady ravines to 1800 metres in Jaunsar and Tehri-Garhwal. Mixed forests on slopes, ravines, streamsides, 1500 - 3200 m.
Edible parts of Rubus paniculatus:Fruit - raw or cooked. A blackberry.
Other uses of the herb:A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit.
Propagation of Rubus paniculatus:Seed - requires stratification and is best sown in early autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed requires one month stratification at about 3°C and is best sown as early as possible in the year. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow on in a cold frame. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Tip layering in July. Plant out in autumn. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn.
Cultivation of the herb:Shrubberies, 1500 - 2900 metres from Pakistan to Bhutan. Damp shady ravines to 1800 metres in Jaunsar and Tehri-Garhwal. Mixed forests on slopes, ravines, streamsides, 1500 - 3200 m.
Known hazards of Rubus paniculatus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.