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(Patrinia villosa)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Patrinia villosa
Valerianaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The whole plant is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and hepatic. It is used in the treatment of carbuncles, acute appendicitis, intestinal abscess, postpartum pain, dysmenorrhoea and endometriosis[176]. It stimulates the circulation, treats abscesses, promotes regeneration of liver cells[176]. Large doses can cause a decrease of white blood cells, nausea and dizziness[176].

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves and flower buds – cooked and used as a vegetable[105, 177, 183].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow in situ in April[111]. If you only have a small quantity of seed it is probably better to sow it in a pot in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer. Division in spring or autumn.
Easily grown in any light rich soil[1]. Thrives in any moderately retentive fertile soil in sun or part shade[200]. Plants are hardy to about -15¡c[187]. Grows well in the woodland garden[200].
E. Asia – Japan.

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