Pinyin: Bai Jiang Cao Latin: Patrinia Villosa
Perennial growing to 1m. It is hardy to zone 0. It is in flower in August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It requires moist soil.
Edible Parts: Leaves. Young leaves and flower buds - cooked and used as a vegetable.*
Traditional Chinese Medicinal (TCM) Uses*
Antibacterial; Antiinflammatory; Hepatic. 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. It stimulates the circulation, treats abscesses, promotes regeneration of liver cells. Large doses can cause a decrease of white blood cells, nausea and dizziness.*
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