Herb latin name: Saussurea roylei
Synonyms: Aplotaxis roylei
Medicinal use of Saussurea roylei:The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a bitter taste and a cooling potency. Antidote, anti-inflammatory, emollient, haemostatic and vasoconstrictor, it is used in the treatment of wounds, excessive bleeding and meat poisoning. A paste of the plant is used as a poultice to relieve aching joints.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Open slopes at elevations of 3,000 - 4,200 metres in Nepal.
Propagation of Saussurea roylei:Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in the spring. Surface sow, or only just cover the seed, and make sure that the compost does not dry out. 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 after the last expected frosts. Division in spring might be possible.
Cultivation of the herb:Open slopes at elevations of 3,000 - 4,200 metres in Nepal.
Known hazards of Saussurea roylei:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.