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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Buds and young leaves[1]. No more details are given[K]. Root - cooked. A famine food used when all else fails[1].

Leaves

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Atractylodes japonica.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The rhizome is commonly used in Chinese and Korean herbal medicine[2]. It is antiemetic, appetizer, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, stomachic and tonic[3][4][5][2]. The rhizome contains several medically active constituents including an essential oil and sesquiterpenes[2]. It has been shown to help lower blood sugar levels and to exert a protective influence on the liver[2]. It is used in the treatment of gastro-intestinal disorders such as diarrhoea, water retention, mastitis, fistula, rheumatoid arthritis and night blindness[3][4][5][2].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in the following spring or early summer.

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Cultivation

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. This species is closely related to A. lancea[3]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.

Succeeds in any well-drained soil in sun or partial shade[6].

This species is dioecious. Both male and female plants need to be grown if seed is required[7]. Another report says that the plant is monoecious, bearing both female and bisexual flowers[2].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Atractylodes japonica. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Atractylodes japonica.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Atractylodes japonica
Genus
Atractylodes
Family
Compositae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    1 x meters
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.2 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.42.52.6 Medicinal Plants in the Republic of Korea World Health Organisation, Manila ISBN 92 9061 120 0 (1998-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.3 Kariyone. T. Atlas of Medicinal Plants. ()
    4. ? 4.04.14.2 Yeung. Him-Che. Handbook of Chinese Herbs and Formulas. Institute of Chinese Medicine, Los Angeles (1985-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.2 Stuart. Rev. G. A. Chinese Materia Medica. Taipei. Southern Materials Centre ()
    6. ? Bown. D. Encyclopaedia of Herbs and their Uses. Dorling Kindersley, London. ISBN 0-7513-020-31 (1995-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.1 [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)
    8. ? Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PFAFimport-58