Jin Qian Cao (Lysimachia christiniae)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Jin Qian Cao
Lysimachia christiniae
Primulaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The whole plant is antiphlogistic, cholagogue, depurative, diuretic, febrifuge and lithontripic[147, 176]. A decoction is used in the treatment of abscesses, burns, bites, kidney stones, gallbladder stones, inflammation etc[147, 218, 254]. It is also used to treat mushroom poisoning and drug poisoning[147].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow autumn in a cold frame[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn[200]. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. An easily grown plant, succeeding in a moist loamy soil[1]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Most species in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233].
E. Asia – China

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