No-Azami (Cirsium japonicum)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Cirsium japonicum

The seed of all species of thistles yields a good oil by expression[4]. No details of potential yields etc are given[K].

  • Medicinal Use

    The roots are anti-inflammatory, diuretic and haemostatic[61, 147, 176, 178]. A decoction of the dried roots is used in the treatment of boils and carbuncles, acute appendicitis, uterine bleeding, haematuria, nose bleeds, haematemesis and traumatic bleeding[147].

    The leaf is haemostatic and diuretic[218].

    The stem is haemostatic[218].

  • Edible Use

    Leaves – cooked[61, 105, 177]. Very palatable in the spring, they are used with the young roots[179].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow early spring or autumn in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 – 8 weeks at 20¡c[164]. Division in spring or autumn.
An easily grown plant, succeeding in any ordinary garden soil in a sunny position[200]. Cultivated for cut flowers in Japan[58]. There are some named forms selected for their ornamental value[200].
E. Asia – Japan.

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