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Useful Temperate Plants

Maackia fauriei

(H.Lév.) Takeda

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

No Image.

General Information

Maackia fauriei is a deciduous shrub or tree that can range in height from around 2 metres up to 8 metres. The bole can be up to 25cm in diameter[
11
Title
Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement.
Publication
 
Author
Bean. W.
Publisher
Murray
Year
1981
ISBN
-
Description
A classic with a wealth of information on the plants, but poor on pictures.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials. It is used commercialy to provide ingredients for cosmetic preparations and is sometimes grown as an ornamental.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - Korea

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height6.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Succeds in a sunny position in most well-drained soils[
11
Title
Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement.
Publication
 
Author
Bean. W.
Publisher
Murray
Year
1981
ISBN
-
Description
A classic with a wealth of information on the plants, but poor on pictures.
].
Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
]

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The flowers are used to treat hypertension, apoplexy, haemostasis, vaginal bleeding, and dystocia[
1524
Title
Antioxidative and Antitumor Effects of Isoflavones Isolated from the Leaves of Maackia fauriei
Publication
Rec. Nat. Prod. 10:4 (2016) 441-451
Author
Ki Hoon Yoon et al
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

An acetone and then ethyl acetate extract of the leaves has been shown to be highly toxic to prostate cancer cells[
1524
Title
Antioxidative and Antitumor Effects of Isoflavones Isolated from the Leaves of Maackia fauriei
Publication
Rec. Nat. Prod. 10:4 (2016) 441-451
Author
Ki Hoon Yoon et al
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

An extract of the branches is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as a skin conditioner[
1243
Title
CosIng
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/cosing/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.
].
The essential oil obtained from the leaves is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as an antioxidant[
1243
Title
CosIng
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/cosing/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.
].
An extract of the stems is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as an antimicrobial, antioxidant, hair conditioner and skin conditioner[
1243
Title
CosIng
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/cosing/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.
].

A yellow dye is obtained from the bark[
1524
Title
Antioxidative and Antitumor Effects of Isoflavones Isolated from the Leaves of Maackia fauriei
Publication
Rec. Nat. Prod. 10:4 (2016) 441-451
Author
Ki Hoon Yoon et al
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Propagation

Pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in hot water and then sow it in a cold frame in the autumn[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. The seed can also be pre-soaked and sown in late winter in a greenhouse[
78
Title
Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers.
Publication
 
Author
Sheat. W. G.
Publisher
MacMillan and Co
Year
1948
ISBN
-
Description
A bit dated but a good book on propagation techniques with specific details for a wide range of plants.
]. Variable germination. 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.
Root cuttings 4cm long in December. Good percentage[
78
Title
Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers.
Publication
 
Author
Sheat. W. G.
Publisher
MacMillan and Co
Year
1948
ISBN
-
Description
A bit dated but a good book on propagation techniques with specific details for a wide range of plants.
].
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2018-12-19. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Maackia+fauriei>

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