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Common Name: Shiny Elsholtzia
Elsholtzia splendens is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.40 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - northern China, Korea.
Grassy areas in mountains in Korea[
]. Hills and grassy areas at elevations up to 300 metres in China[
An easily grown plant, it succeeds in most soils.
The whole plant contains an essential oil , monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes[
]. It is used in Korea in the treatment of headaches, fevers, diarrhoea and oedema[
Seed - sow late spring in situ[