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Useful Temperate Plants

Peristrophe japonica

(Thunb.)Bremek.

Acanthaceae


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General Information

Peristrophe japonica is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.45 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

58
Title
Flora of Japan. (English translation)
Publication
 
Author
Ohwi. G.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution
Year
1965
ISBN
-
Description
The standard work. Brilliant, but not for the casual reader.
,
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - China, central and southern Japan.

Habitat

Damp shady places in woods and mountain gullies in China[
147
Title
A Barefoot Doctors Manual.
Publication
 
Author
?
Publisher
Running Press; Philadelphica.
Year
1977
ISBN
0-914294-92-X
Description
A very readable herbal from China, combining some modern methods with traditional chinese methods.
]. More or less shady forests in lowland areas of Japan[
275
Title
Flora of Japan
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.foj.info
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora - an excellent resource.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *
HabitPerennial
Height0.45 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

We have very little information on this species and are not sure if it will be hardy outdoors in Britain, though judging by its native habitat it is likely to succeed at least in the milder areas of the country.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

Antiphlogistic, carminative, depurative, febrifuge, styptic and tonic[
147
Title
A Barefoot Doctors Manual.
Publication
 
Author
?
Publisher
Running Press; Philadelphica.
Year
1977
ISBN
0-914294-92-X
Description
A very readable herbal from China, combining some modern methods with traditional chinese methods.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2019-11-17. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Peristrophe+japonica>

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