Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Daphne genkwa.
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The flower buds are a bitter acrid herb that is used to control coughs. The buds are anticoagulant, antiseptic, antitussive, antiviral, diuretic, purgative and stomachic. They are used internally in the treatment of bronchitis, constipation, oedema and skin diseases. The buds are also used as an abortifacient. They are applied externally in the treatment of frostbite. The buds are harvested and dried in the spring and are used after they have been stored for several years.The root is abortifacient, anticoagulant, diuretic, purgative and vesicant.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame.Root cuttings, December in a greenhouse.
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Plants are hardy to about -20°c, but they are short-lived and difficult to grow in cultivation in Britain. This might be because our summers are not warm enough for the plants to develop properly, they seem to be fully hardy after hot summers. It is tricky to get this plant to flower because the buds are formed in the autumn on wood of that year's growth and they may not survive our variable winters. Produces suckers when growing in its native habitat. Plants are best grown on their own roots, grafted plants tend to be unsatisfactory.Plants are resentful of root disturbance and should be planted into their permanent positions as soon as possible.
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