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Useful Temperate Plants

Elsholtzia argyi

H.Lév.

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Elsholtzia macrostemon Hand.-Mazz

Common Name:

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General Information

Elsholtzia argyi is a herbaceous, perennial plant growing around 50 - 100cm tall, occasionally to 160cm[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
1759
Title
Cadmium tolerance and accumulation of Elsholtzia argyi origining from a Zinc/Lead Mining Site - a Hydroponics Experi
Publication
International Journal of Phytoremediation, 16:1257-1267, 2014
Author
Siliang Li, Fengping Wang, Mei Ru, & Wuzhong Ni
Website
http://10.1080/15226514.2013.828010
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
1522-6514
Description
 
].
The plant has the ability to accumulate metals in its leaves and stems and so can be used in phytoremediation projects.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - south and east China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang), Japan, Vietnam

Habitat

Hilly thickets, forests, streamsides, riverside grasslands; at elevations from 200 - 1,200 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

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Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.75 m
PollinatorsBees, Insects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant is very aromatic[
1762
Title
Volatile constituents in the flowers of Elsholtzia argyi and their variation: a possible utilization of plant resour
Publication
J Zhejiang Univ SCI 2005 6B(2):91-95
Author
Peng Hong-yun & Yang Xiao-e
Website
http://10.1631/jzus.2005.B0091
Publisher
 
Year
2005
ISBN
1009-3095
Description
 
]

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An essential oil obtained from the plant has shown broad-spectrum anti-bacterial, antiseptic and antiviral properties[
1757
Title
Elsholtzia: review of traditional uses, chemistry and pharmacology
Publication
Journal of Chinese Pharmaceutical Sciences 2007 (16) 73-78
Author
Ai-Lin Liu, Simon M.Y. Lee, Yi-Tao Wang and Guan-Hua Du
Publisher
 
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
 
,
1762
Title
Volatile constituents in the flowers of Elsholtzia argyi and their variation: a possible utilization of plant resour
Publication
J Zhejiang Univ SCI 2005 6B(2):91-95
Author
Peng Hong-yun & Yang Xiao-e
Website
http://10.1631/jzus.2005.B0091
Publisher
 
Year
2005
ISBN
1009-3095
Description
 
].

Agroforestry Uses:

Elsholtzia argyi can grow successfully in soils that are contaminated with various heavy metals, including copper, cadnium, zinc and lead. In addition, it has the ability to concentrate these contaminants into its leaf and shoot growth. It can also grow up to around 160cm tall in such soils, producing moderately large quantities of organic matter. It can thus be used as an effective hyperaccumulator and phytoremediator of contaminated soils - the top growth being removed from the site on a regular basis in order to gradually reduce levels of the contaminants to safe levels. In addition, the plant material removed can be used as a source for recovering and reusing the metals[
1759
Title
Cadmium tolerance and accumulation of Elsholtzia argyi origining from a Zinc/Lead Mining Site - a Hydroponics Experi
Publication
International Journal of Phytoremediation, 16:1257-1267, 2014
Author
Siliang Li, Fengping Wang, Mei Ru, & Wuzhong Ni
Website
http://10.1080/15226514.2013.828010
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
1522-6514
Description
 
,
1762
Title
Volatile constituents in the flowers of Elsholtzia argyi and their variation: a possible utilization of plant resour
Publication
J Zhejiang Univ SCI 2005 6B(2):91-95
Author
Peng Hong-yun & Yang Xiao-e
Website
http://10.1631/jzus.2005.B0091
Publisher
 
Year
2005
ISBN
1009-3095
Description
 
,
1763
Title
Copper Uptake and Tolerance in Two Contrasting Ecotypes of Elsholtzia argyi
Publication
Journal of Plant Nutrition, 27:12, 2067-2083, 2004
Author
Jang L.Y. et al
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1081/PLN-200034635
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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