(Mazus pumilus)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Mazus pumilus
Scrophulariaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant is aperient, emmenagogue, febrifuge and tonic[218]. The juice of the plant is used in the treatment of typhoid[272].

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves – cooked[177].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in the spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it could succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in any moderately fertile well-drained but moisture-retentive loamy soil in a sunny position[200].
E. Asia – Himalayas from Kashmir to China, Japan, Korea and eastern Russia.

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

*None of the information on this website qualifies as professional medical advice. Take only what resonates with your heart and use your own personal responsibility for what’s best for you. For more information [brackets] [000], see bibliography.