Herb latin name: Sonchus brachyotus


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Sonchus brachyotus:

A decoction of the whole plant is used to treat stomach problems, dermatitis, inflammation, ulcers etc.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Sunny grassy places and cultivated fields all over Japan.

Edible parts of Sonchus brachyotus:

Young leaves and stem tops - raw or cooked. Root - cooked.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in situ. Division in spring.

Cultivation of Sonchus brachyotus:

Sunny grassy places and cultivated fields all over Japan.

Known hazards of Sonchus brachyotus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.