Herb latin name: Ulmus wallichiana
Family: Ulmaceae (Elm Family)
Medicinal use of Ulmus wallichiana:Skin.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Broad-leaved forests and moist ravines, 1800 - 3000 metres.
Edible parts of Ulmus wallichiana:Leaves - raw or cooked.
Other uses of the herb:A strong fibre is obtained from the inner bark. It is used for cordage, slow matches and sandals. The young shoots are used to make strong ropes. A dye is obtained from the ashes of the burnt twigs. The colour is not given. Wood - fairly hard, somewhat scented, fine grained, takes a good polish. Used for furniture.
Propagation of Ulmus wallichiana: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:Broad-leaved forests and moist ravines, 1800 - 3000 metres.
Known hazards of Ulmus wallichiana:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.