Herb latin name: Stellera chamaejasme


Family: Thymelaeaceae (Mezereum Family)



Medicinal use of Stellera chamaejasme:

A decoction of the root is applied to aching joints. A decoction of the bark is applied in the treatmnt of sprains.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
June

Habitat of the herb:

Stony slopes and plains, also on abandoned fields, 2700 - 4300 metres.

Other uses of Stellera chamaejasme:

A paper is made from the roots. Good quality. The root fibre is used to make cord and twine.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Sow stored seed as early in the year as possible. Germination can be slow. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on for at least their first winter in the cold frame. Plant out in late spring or early summer.

Cultivation of Stellera chamaejasme:

Stony slopes and plains, also on abandoned fields, 2700 - 4300 metres.

Known hazards of Stellera chamaejasme:

The root is poisonous.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.