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Lysimachia paridiformis is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - W. China.
Hillsides, stream edges, damp and wet places beneath forest trees[
]. Damp areas in forests, mountain valleys and wet ravines at elevations of 500 - 1400 metres[
An easily grown plant, succeeding in a moist loamy soil[
]. Judging by its native habitat, it should succeed in shallow water. Grows well in heavy clay soils.
Most species in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[
The flowering tops, simmered in water, are carminative and diaphoretic[
The whole plant is anodyne, antitussive, blood tonic, carminative and expectorant[
]. A decoction is used in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, 'wind-cold' coughing, rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic injuries, stomach ache, enteritis, snake bites and abscess swelling[
]. The fresh herb is also crushed and applied externally as a poultice[
Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring or autumn[
]. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.