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Cynanchum paniculatum is a Perennial Climber up to 1.00 metres tall.
It has edible and medicinal uses.
There are some reports of toxins in this genus[
E. Asia - China, Japan.
Grassy slopes in hills and mountains all over Japan[
]. Sunny meadows from the lowlands to elevations of 1000 metres[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. It probably does not have any special cultivation requirements and will probably succeed in most soils in a sunny position[
Leaves - boiled[
]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
A decoction of the root or whole plant is anodyne and carminative[
]. It stimulates blood circulation[
]. A decoction is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lumbago, abdominal pain and vomiting, acute gastro-enteritis, hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, ascites, snake bites and traumatic injuries[
The root is used to quiet nervous afflictions and travel sickness[
Seed - sow spring in the greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring.