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:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
3 m
(9 3/4 foot)

Flovering:
July to
August

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 3C 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.