Herb: Stone Bramble
Latin name: Rubus saxatilis
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Medicinal use of Stone Bramble:A decoction of the root is useful in the treatment of relaxed bowels and dysentery, and also in treating the spasmodic stage of whooping cough. The leaves are astringent and a decoction is used to treat dysentery and some types of bleeding.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Stony woods and by shady rocks, especially on basic rocks.
Edible parts of Stone Bramble:Fruit - raw or cooked. An acid flavour, but agreeable to the palate.
Other uses of the herb:A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit.
Propagation of Stone Bramble: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:Stony woods and by shady rocks, especially on basic rocks.
Known hazards of Rubus saxatilis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.