Herb latin name: Swertia japonica
Family: Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)
Medicinal use of Swertia japonica:The whole plant is bitter and stomachic. It is used in the treatment of digestive disorders.
Description of the plant:
(7 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Sunny slopes and thickets in lowland and hills all over Japan.
Edible parts of Swertia japonica:The leaves might be edible cooked as a potherb.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring in temperatures not exceeding 10°C in a humus-rich medium. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them Tu in early summer.
Cultivation of Swertia japonica:Sunny slopes and thickets in lowland and hills all over Japan.
Known hazards of Swertia japonica:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.