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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

The young leaves are used as a flavouring[1].

Unknown part

Material uses

The powdered plant is used in Nepal to prepare marcha, a fermenting cake from which liquor is distilled[2].
There are no material uses listed for Eupatorium chinense.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The leaves are anodyne, carminative, diuretic, nervine and vermifuge[3]. An infusion is used in the treatment of colds, diphtheria and rheumatoid arthritis[4]. The leaves and stems are harvested in the summer before the flower buds open, and are dried for later use[4].

The seed is prescribed in China for the '36 diseases of women'[3]. The root is considered to be beneficial to the circulation and a restorative to women after parturition[3]. The roots are harvested in the autumn and dried for later use[4].

The milky latex is applied to treat goitre[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 into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. Division in spring or autumn[5]. Very easy, the clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions.

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Cultivation

Succeeds in ordinary well-drained but moisture retentive garden soil in sun or part shade[6].

Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[7].

A polymorphic species[8].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Eupatorium chinense. 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 Eupatorium chinense.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Eupatorium chinense
Genus
Eupatorium
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
7
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
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.3 Manandhar. N. P. Plants and People of Nepal Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-527-6 (2002-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.3 Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S. Medicinal Plants of China Reference Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-917256-20-4 (1985-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.14.24.3 Bown. D. Encyclopaedia of Herbs and their Uses. Dorling Kindersley, London. ISBN 0-7513-020-31 (1995-00-00)
    5. ? Sanders. T. W. Popular Hardy Perennials. Collingridge (1926-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.1 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    7. ? Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (1990-00-00)
    8. ? 8.08.1 Ohwi. G. Flora of Japan. (English translation) Smithsonian Institution (1965-00-00)