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Osbeckia chinensis is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - China, Japan and Malaysia.
Grassy places in lowland areas of central and southern Japan[
]. Hilly places, edges of paddy fields and roadsides in China[
Requires warm greenhouse treatment in Britain[
The whole plant is antitussive, expectorant and febrifuge[
]. A decoction is used in the treatment of watery diarrhoea, dysentery and excessive sputum production in coughing[