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Heracleum lallii is a Perennial
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, many members of this genus contain furanocoumarins. These have carcinogenic, mutagenic and phototoxic properties[
]. Skin contact with the sap of some members of this genus is said to cause photo-sensitivity and/or dermatitis in some people[
E. Asia - Himalayas in central and western Nepal.
Open slopes, pastures and meadows, also in open shrubby areas, in the lower subalpine to lower alpine zones.
We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in this country, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in much of Britain. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in any ordinary garden soil, doing best in moist soils or deep woodland[
The root is used in Tibetan medicine, where it is considered to have a bitter and acrid taste with a neutral potency[
]. Analgesic, anthelmintic and anti-inflammatory, it is used in the treatment of contagious diseases, swelling/pain in the joints and arthritis[
]. It is also used in the treatment of all types of pain, toothache and the inability to micturate or defecate[
Seed - sow mid to late spring or early autumn in situ.
Division in autumn.