Herb latin name: Scopolia japonica


Family: Solanaceae (Nightshade Family, Potato Family)



Medicinal use of Scopolia japonica:

Anodyne, antispasmodic, antitussive and diuretic. It is used in the treatment of manic depression, spasms, stomach aches, chronic diarrhoea and dysentery. The rot has sedative properties and is used in Korea in the treatment of pleurisy.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
May

Habitat of the herb:

Mountain woods of central and southern Japan.

Propagation of Scopolia japonica:

Seed -

Cultivation of the herb:

Mountain woods of central and southern Japan.

Known hazards of Scopolia japonica:

A highly toxic plant.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.