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(Securinega suffruticosa)

Shrub
S. ramiflora. Pharnaceum suffruticosa. Xylophylla ramiflora.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Securinega suffruticosa
Euphorbiaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    This plant is commonly used in Chinese herbalism, where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs[218]. It is used in the treatment of contusions and nervous paralysis[218]. The plant contains securinine, this acts as a stimulant on the central nervous system – it is particularly useful in the treatment of facial paralysis and is also thought to be of value in the treatment of multiple sclerosis[218].

  • Edible Use

    Young budlings, dried and steeped in water[105]. (Does this refer to the leaf buds or the flower buds?)

    Fruit[105, 177]. No further details are given.

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no information for this species but would suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. It should germinate freely in spring[K]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in sand in a frame[1].
Succeeds in any rich loamy soil in a sunny position[1, 182]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
E. Asia – Japan.

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