Herb latin name: Uncaria rhynchophylla
Family: Rubiaceae (Madder Family)
Medicinal use of Uncaria rhynchophylla:The curved thorns on the stems are antispasmodic, carminative, febrifuge and hepatic. A decoction is used in the treatment of infantile convulsions, headaches, dizziness, hypertension and apoplexy. The decoction should not be overcooked.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Woodland in central and southern Japan.
Other uses of Uncaria rhynchophylla:The hollow stem can be used as a siphon.
Propagation of the herb:Seed -
Cultivation of Uncaria rhynchophylla:Woodland in central and southern Japan.
Known hazards of Uncaria rhynchophylla:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.