Lie Dang (Orobanche ammophyla)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Lie Dang
Orobanche ammophyla
Orobanchaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant is aphrodisiac and tonic[178].

    The whole plant is used medicinally for invigorating the kidneys and strengthening yang, relaxing the bowels, strengthening bones and muscles[266].

  • Edible Use

    Young plant – raw or cooked[178].

    Root – raw or cooked[178].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in a pot containing a host plant. The seed is probably best sown as soon as it is ripe if this is possible. It might also be possible to sow the seed in situ around a host plant.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in this country. It probably requires a well-drained soil and should succeed in sun or shade. A fully parasitic plant lacking in chlorophyll, it is entirely dependant upon its host plant for obtaining nutrient[200].
E. Asia – China.

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