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Useful Temperate Plants

Allium stracheyi

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Amaryllidaceae

+ Synonyms

Allium longistaminum Royle

Common Name:

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General Information

Allium stracheyi is a herbaceous, perennial plant producing a flowering scape 35 - 40cm tall from an underground bulb[
1061
Title
Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Potential of Leaf Extract of Allium Stracheyi
Publication
Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 6(2): 139-143, 2010
Author
Shashi Ranjan et al
Publisher
INSInet Publication
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
Research paper confirming the efficcy of Allium stracheyi as a medicinal herb. It can be downloaded from the Internet
].
The plant is a popular food (mainly used as a flavouring) and is also used commonly as a medicine in those parts of the Himalayas where it is native.

Known Hazards

Although no individual reports regarding this species have been seen, there have been cases of poisoning caused by the consumption, in very large quantities and by some mammals, of certain members of this genus. Dogs seem to be particularly susceptible[
76
Title
Poisonous Plants in Britain and their Effects on Animals and Man.
Publication
 
Author
Cooper. M. and Johnson. A.
Publisher
HMSO
Year
1984
ISBN
0112425291
Description
Concentrates mainly on the effects of poisonous plants to livestock.
].

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - Pakistan, through the Himalayas to Nepal

Habitat

Alpine meadows on stony slopes, sandy soils and arid areas at elevations around 3,500 - 4,000 metres. Near moist rocks, dry rocks and steep slopes, with a strong preference for sunny sites; at elevations from 2,500 - 3,000 metres[
1061
Title
Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Potential of Leaf Extract of Allium Stracheyi
Publication
Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 6(2): 139-143, 2010
Author
Shashi Ranjan et al
Publisher
INSInet Publication
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
Research paper confirming the efficcy of Allium stracheyi as a medicinal herb. It can be downloaded from the Internet
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *  *
HabitBulb
Height0.35 m
PollinatorsBees, Insects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Coming from higher elevations in the Himalayas, Allium stracheyi should be able to tolerate cold winters - it will, however, require a very freely-draining soil and, in wetter areas of the temperate zone, will probably require the added protection of a bulb frame.[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
]
Prefers a sunny position in a light well-drained soil[
1
Title
RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956
Publication
 
Author
F. Chittendon.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year
1951
ISBN
-
Description
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaced in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).
].
The bulbs should be planted fairly deeply[
1
Title
RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956
Publication
 
Author
F. Chittendon.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year
1951
ISBN
-
Description
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaced in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).
]. Most members of this genus are intolerant of competition from other growing plants[
203
Title
Alliums. The Ornamental Onions.
Publication
 
Author
Davies. D.
Publisher
Batsford
Year
1992
ISBN
0-7134-7030-5
Description
Covers about 200 species of Alliums. A very short section on their uses, good details of their cultivation needs.
].

Edible Uses

Bulb - raw or cooked. Used as a flavouring[
1061
Title
Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Potential of Leaf Extract of Allium Stracheyi
Publication
Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 6(2): 139-143, 2010
Author
Shashi Ranjan et al
Publisher
INSInet Publication
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
Research paper confirming the efficcy of Allium stracheyi as a medicinal herb. It can be downloaded from the Internet
].

Leaves - raw or cooked. Dried and used as a flavouring[
177
Title
Plants for Human Consumption
Publication
 
Author
Kunkel. G.
Publisher
Koeltz Scientific Books
Year
1984
ISBN
3874292169
Description
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
,
1061
Title
Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Potential of Leaf Extract of Allium Stracheyi
Publication
Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 6(2): 139-143, 2010
Author
Shashi Ranjan et al
Publisher
INSInet Publication
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
Research paper confirming the efficcy of Allium stracheyi as a medicinal herb. It can be downloaded from the Internet
].

Flowers - raw. Used as a flavouring[
1061
Title
Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Potential of Leaf Extract of Allium Stracheyi
Publication
Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 6(2): 139-143, 2010
Author
Shashi Ranjan et al
Publisher
INSInet Publication
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
Research paper confirming the efficcy of Allium stracheyi as a medicinal herb. It can be downloaded from the Internet
]

Medicinal

The leaf and bulb parts of this plant are used locally in the alleviation of inflammation and painful conditions[
1061
Title
Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Potential of Leaf Extract of Allium Stracheyi
Publication
Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 6(2): 139-143, 2010
Author
Shashi Ranjan et al
Publisher
INSInet Publication
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
Research paper confirming the efficcy of Allium stracheyi as a medicinal herb. It can be downloaded from the Internet
].
An ethanol extract of the plant has been shown to be an effective treatment for alleviating inflammation and the associated pain. It was seen to be as effective as aspirin and, when used in conjunction with aspirin, potentiated the action of the aspirin. This effect may be due to inhibition of the mediators of inflammation such as histamine, serotonin and prostaglandin[
1061
Title
Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Potential of Leaf Extract of Allium Stracheyi
Publication
Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 6(2): 139-143, 2010
Author
Shashi Ranjan et al
Publisher
INSInet Publication
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
Research paper confirming the efficcy of Allium stracheyi as a medicinal herb. It can be downloaded from the Internet
].

Members of this genus are in general very healthy additions to the diet. They contain sulphur compounds (which give them their onion flavour) and when added to the diet on a regular basis they help reduce blood cholesterol levels, act as a tonic to the digestive system and also tonify the circulatory system[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Agroforestry Uses:

Allium species usually grow well with most plants, especially roses, carrots, beet and chamomile, but they inhibit the growth of legumes[
18
Title
Companion Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Philbrick H. and Gregg R. B.
Publisher
Watkins
Year
1979
ISBN
-
Description
Details of beneficial and antagonistic relationships between neighbouring plants.
,
20
Title
Companion Planting for Successful Gardening.
Publication
 
Author
Riotte. L.
Publisher
Garden Way, Vermont, USA.
Year
1978
ISBN
0-88266-064-0
Description
Fairly good.
,
54
Title
How to Enjoy your Weeds.
Publication
 
Author
Hatfield. A. W.
Publisher
Frederick Muller Ltd
Year
1977
ISBN
0-584-10141-4
Description
Interesting reading.
]. They are, in general, bad companions for alfalfa - each species negatively affecting the other[
201
Title
A - Z of Companion Planting.
Publication
 
Author
Allardice.P.
Publisher
Cassell Publishers Ltd.
Year
1993
ISBN
0-304-34324-2
Description
A well produced and very readable book.
].
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[
233
Title
Perennial Garden Plants
Publication
 
Author
Thomas. G. S.
Publisher
J. M. Dent & Sons, London.
Year
1990
ISBN
0 460 86048 8
Description
A concise guide to a wide range of perennials. Lots of cultivation guides, very little on plant uses.
].

Other Uses

Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, the juice of most species in this genus (especially those with a strong onion or garlic smell) can be used as a moth repellent[
20
Title
Companion Planting for Successful Gardening.
Publication
 
Author
Riotte. L.
Publisher
Garden Way, Vermont, USA.
Year
1978
ISBN
0-88266-064-0
Description
Fairly good.
].
The whole plant is said to repel insects and moles[
20
Title
Companion Planting for Successful Gardening.
Publication
 
Author
Riotte. L.
Publisher
Garden Way, Vermont, USA.
Year
1978
ISBN
0-88266-064-0
Description
Fairly good.
].

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle - if you want to produce clumps more quickly then put three plants in each pot. Grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter and plant them out into their permanent positions in spring once they are growing vigorously and are large enough.
Division in spring. The plants divide successfully at any time in the growing season, pot up the divisions in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are growing well and then plant them out into their permanent positions.
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