Ajuga lupulina is a herbaceous, perennial plant forming a clump of erect, robust stems around 25cm tall from a rhizomatous rootstock[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
E. Asia - China, northeast India, Nepal
Open slopes at elevations from 2,200 - 4,500 metres in Nepal[
]. Sandy areas along riverbanks, alpine grasslands, grassy slopes near villages, crevices of steep rocky slopes; at elevations from 1,300 - 4,200 metres in China[
Ajuga lupulina is found in mainly subtropical regions, but at moderate to high elevations. It is likely to experience moderate frosts and should succeed outddoors at least in the milder regions of the temperate zone.
Plants in this genus usually prefer a humus-rich, moisture retentive soil and a sunny position[
A paste made from the plant is applied to muscular swellings[
Seed - sow spring in situ or in containers in a greenhouse for planting out later.
Division in spring.