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Common Name: Fang Feng
Ledebouriella seseloides is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It has edible and medicinal uses.
E. Asia - China and Japan to Siberia.
Desert slopes and dry steppes[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will succeed outdoors in Britain, though judging by its native range it is likely to be hardy at least in the milder areas of the country.
There is some confusion over this name, according to [
] this species is endemic to Siberia whilst other reports say that its range is China and Japan[
]. According to [
], the correct name for this species is Siler divaricatum. [L.} and it is possible that two distinct species are being treated here.
Young plant and leaves - raw or cooked[
]. The leaves contain 1.7% protein, 0.3% fat, 4.7% carbohydrate and 1.3% ash[
Antipyretic, antiseptic, diaphoretic, carminative and antitoxin[
]. It is used in the treatment of influenza, headaches, chills, rheumatoid numbness, joint pains and tetanus[