Herb latin name: Ulmus macrocarpa
Family: Ulmaceae (Elm Family)
Medicinal use of Ulmus macrocarpa:The seed is anthelmintic, antidote, digestive, febrifuge, parasiticide, skin. The bark contains tannins. It is astringent and has antimicrobial activities. It is used in the treatment of chronic diarrhoea and internal parasites.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Sunny dry rocky mountain slopes in W. China. Mixed forests, slopes, valleys at elevations of 700 - 800 metres.
Edible parts of Ulmus macrocarpa:Leaves - raw or cooked. The fruits are eaten in sauces. An emergency food, they are only used when all else fails.
Other uses of the herb:Used externally on body parasites. No more details.
Propagation of Ulmus macrocarpa:Seed - if sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe, it usually germinates within a few days. Stored seed does not germinate so well and should be sown in early spring. The seed can also be harvested "green" (when it has fully developed but before it dries on the tree) and sown immediately in a cold frame. It should germinate very quickly and will produce a larger plant by the end of the growing season. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Plants should not be allowed to grow for more than two years in a nursery bed since they form a tap root and will then move badly. Layering of suckers or coppiced shoots.
Cultivation of the herb:Sunny dry rocky mountain slopes in W. China. Mixed forests, slopes, valleys at elevations of 700 - 800 metres.
Known hazards of Ulmus macrocarpa:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.