Ling Xiang Cao (Lysimachia foenum-graecum)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Ling Xiang Cao
Lysimachia foenum-graecum
Primulaceae

The root is used to scent the hair[46, 61]. Used as a perfume[266].

  • Medicinal Use

    Antihalitosis. The root is used[46, 61].

  • 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 dried plant has a curry-like aroma[266]. 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

Become ungovernable, break the chains of the matrix; grow and forage your own food and medicine.

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