Herb latin name: Thalictrum foliolosum
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
Medicinal use of Thalictrum foliolosum:The root is antiperiodic, diuretic, febrifuge, ophthalmic, purgative, salve, stomachic and tonic. It is considered to be a good remedy for atonic dyspepsia and is also useful in treating peptic ulcers, indigestion, fevers, toothache, haemorrhoids and for convalescence after acute diseases. It is a valuable remedy for ophthalmia. The juice of the leaves is applied to boils and pimples.
Description of the plant:
(8 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Forests and shrubberies at elevations of 1300 - 3400 metres from Kashmir to S.E. Tibet and Burma, especially in Nepal.
Propagation of Thalictrum foliolosum:Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. The seed can also be sown in an outdoor seedbed in spring. Plant them into their permanent positions the following spring. Division in spring as new growth commences or in the autumn. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is best to pot up smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame until they are growing away well. Plant them out in the summer or the following spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Forests and shrubberies at elevations of 1300 - 3400 metres from Kashmir to S.E. Tibet and Burma, especially in Nepal.
Known hazards of Thalictrum foliolosum:Although no records of toxicity have been found for this plant, it belongs to a family that includes many poisonous plants so some caution is advised.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.