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Ligusticum brachylobum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - China, Japan.
Grassy slopes, alpine meadows and shrubs, banks of streams or in forests and forest edges at elevations of 1600 - 4100 metres in NE Guizhou, Shaanxi, W & SE Sichuan, E Xizang, Yunnan[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it could succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in any well-drained soil in a sunny position[
The root is anodyne, antidote, antipyretic, antiseptic, diaphoretic, emmenagogue and expectorant[
]. It is used in the treatment of common colds with headache, body ache and stiff neck, rheumatic pain and tetanus[
]. It is an antidote for arsenic poisoning[
The seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame in the autumn. Stored seed should be sown as early in the year as possible in a greenhouse or cold frame[
]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer if they have grown large enough. Otherwise, keep them in a cold frame for the first winter and plant them out in early summer.
Division in spring.