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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..
E. Asia - China, central and southern Japan.
Damp shady places in woods and mountain gullies in China[
]. More or less shady forests in lowland areas of Japan[
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.
Antiphlogistic, carminative, depurative, febrifuge, styptic and tonic[