Siegesbeckia orientalis pubescens
Herb latin name: Siegesbeckia orientalis pubescens
Synonyms: Siegesbeckia pubescens
Medicinal use of Siegesbeckia orientalis pubescens:The whole plant is anodyne, cardiac, febrifuge, salve, stimulates blood circulation. The juice of the plant is used externally in the treatment of ringworm, other parasitic infections and as a protective cover for wounds. A paste of the plant is applied to wounds between the toes that have been caused by prolonged walking barefoot in muddy water. A decoction of the plant is also used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, pains and aches in the legs and sides, hemiplegia, hypertension, sciatica, weeping dermatitis and mastitis. A paste of the root is used in the treatment of indigestion. The juice of the root is applied to wounds.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Waste ground all over Japan. Forest shade at elevations of 1700 - 2000 metres in Kashmir.
Edible parts of Siegesbeckia orientalis pubescens:Young leaves - cooked. The leaves need to be leeched in order to remove a toxin.
Propagation of the herb:Seed -
Cultivation of Siegesbeckia orientalis pubescens:Waste ground all over Japan. Forest shade at elevations of 1700 - 2000 metres in Kashmir.
Known hazards of Siegesbeckia orientalis pubescens:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.