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Useful Temperate Plants

Eriophyton wallichii

Benth.

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Eriophyton wallichianum Benth.

Eriophyton wallichianum Hook.f.

Common Name: Mian Shen

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General Information

Eriophyton wallichii is an erect, herbaceous perennial plant that produces a tuft of unbranched stems 10 - 20cm tall from a thick rootstock[
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.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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 - Himalayas in Tibet, Nepal, India and southern China.

Habitat

Alpine, stony alluvial fans; at elevations from 2,700 - 4,700 metres[
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.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.20 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, where it is said to have a sweet taste and a cooling potency. It is antiinflammatory, antiseptic and febrifuge, dries up pus and joins cut nerves and vessels. It is used in the treatment of inflammation of the lungs, pus in the lungs, inflammations of wounds/sores and cut nerves/blood vessels[
241
Title
Tibetan Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
Tsarong. Tsewang. J.
Publisher
Tibetan Medical Publications, India
Year
1994
ISBN
81-900489-0-2
Description
A nice little pocket guide to the subject with photographs of 95 species and brief comments on their uses.
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1761
Title
Ethnopharmacological survey, Phytochemical screening and Antibacterial activity measurements of high altitude medici
Publication
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, Vol. 13 (3), July 2014, pp. 496-507
Author
Lamichhane J. et al
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
 
Description
 
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The roots are used as a tonic[
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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation


Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2023-02-02. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Eriophyton+wallichii>

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