Herb: Japanese Hawkweed
Latin name: Youngia japonica
Synonyms: Crepis japonica, Prenanthes japonica, Youngia napifolia
Medicinal use of Japanese Hawkweed:The plant is antitussive and febrifuge. It is also used in the treatment of boils and snakebites.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Waste ground, cultivated fields and roadsides all over Japan.
Edible parts of Japanese Hawkweed:Young leaves and young plant - raw or cooked.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in middle to late spring in situ. If you only have a small quantity of seed then it will probably be better to sow it in a cold frame in April and plant out in late spring.
Cultivation of Japanese Hawkweed:Waste ground, cultivated fields and roadsides all over Japan.
Known hazards of Youngia japonica:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.