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Common Name: Ma Jia Zi
Paliurus ramosissimus is a Deciduous Shrub up to 6.00 metres tall.
It has medicinal uses.
E. Asia - S. China.
Roadsides and riverbanks in W. Hupeh and Szechwan[
The leaves are applied as a poultice to ulcers and abscesses[
The fruit is cooling and diuretic[
The root is used in the treatment of sore throats, swellings and internal injuries[
The thorny branches and flowers are used in the treatment of thoracic congestion, abscesses and swellings[
]. The spines are said to benefit the uro-genital system and to increase virility in married men[
The flowers are applied to running sores[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame and moved into the greenhouse in late winter. Fair to good germination[
]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and overwinter them in the greenhouse for their first year. Plant them out in early summer.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, mid summer in a frame[
Root cuttings 4cm long, December in a greenhouse. Fair to good percentage[