(Anemone obtusiloba)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Anemone obtusiloba
Ranunculaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The roots, mixed with milk, are administered internally in the treatment of contusions[240]. They are used externally as a blistering agent[240]. The juice of the root is opthalmic[272].

    The seeds taken internally induce vomiting[211, 240], whilst an oil extracted from them is used in the treatment of rheumatism[211].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    The plant yields a toxic substance called 'Anemonin'[211]. The toxic principle is destroyed by heat or by drying[4, 10, 19, 65].

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in the summer[1]. Surface sow or only just cover the seed and keep the soil moist. Sow stored seed as soon as possible in late winter or early spring. The seed usually germinates in 1 – 6 months at 15¡c[133]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse for at least their first year. When the plants are large enough, plant them out in the spring. Division in late summer after the plant dies down, or in early spring.
Succeeds in ordinary garden soil but prefers a rich sandy loam[1]. Requires a well-drained humus-rich soil in full sun[200]. Requires a warm sheltered position[1]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54]. This species is very closely related to A. rupestris[211].
E. Asia – Himalayas from Kashmir to Sikkim.

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