Herb latin name: Rubus reticulatus


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Medicinal use of Rubus reticulatus:

The juice of the fruit is used in the treatment of stomach disorders.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
10 cm
(4 inches)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Exposed hillsides at elevations of 2000 - 3000 metres in Nepal. Broad-leaved evergreen forests in montane valleys, ravines and thickets on slopes at elevations of 600 - 2100 metres.

Edible parts of Rubus reticulatus:

Fruit - raw or cooked. The fruit is possible edible - it certainly is not poisonous. The red fruit is 10 - 15mm in diameter.

Other uses of the herb:

A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit.

Propagation of Rubus reticulatus:

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:

Exposed hillsides at elevations of 2000 - 3000 metres in Nepal. Broad-leaved evergreen forests in montane valleys, ravines and thickets on slopes at elevations of 600 - 2100 metres.

Known hazards of Rubus reticulatus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.