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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Lindera strychnifolia.

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Lindera strychnifolia.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Aromatic, decongestant, stomachic[1].

The fruit is diuretic and vermicidal[2]. A decoction is used in the treatment of abdominal distension, menstrual pain, stomach chills, dysuria, oedema, fungal infections, scabies and worms[2][3][4]. The seed is febrifuge[3].

The root is anodyne, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diaphoretic, stomachic and tonic[2][5][3]. It is used with ginseng (Panax spp.), liquorice (Glycyrrhiza spp) and lignaloes (the report does not say what this is) to form a famous Chinese sedative[3]. The root s used in the treatment of menstrual pain, enuresis, frequent micturation and distension with pain of the lower abdomen[5].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a greenhouse. The seed has a short viability and should not be allowed to dry out[6]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer.

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July in a frame[6].

Layering.

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Cultivation

Requires a lime-free rather moist soil[6]. Prefers partial shade or dappled sunlight in a fertile moisture-retentive soil enriched with leafmould[6].

Planted in gardens in the warmer areas of Japan, plants are hardy outdoors in Tokyo if they are protected from cold winds[7]. Plants can be pruned right back to the base if required, though any drastic pruning is best spread over several seasons[6]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[6].

Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Lindera strychnifolia.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Lindera strychnifolia
Genus
Lindera
Family
Lauraceae
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
Shade
partial 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
    9 x meters
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.1 Kariyone. T. Atlas of Medicinal Plants. ()
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.3 ? A Barefoot Doctors Manual. Running Press ISBN 0-914294-92-X ()
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.4 Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S. Medicinal Plants of China Reference Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-917256-20-4 (1985-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 Bown. D. Encyclopaedia of Herbs and their Uses. Dorling Kindersley, London. ISBN 0-7513-020-31 (1995-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.2 Yeung. Him-Che. Handbook of Chinese Herbs and Formulas. Institute of Chinese Medicine, Los Angeles (1985-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.16.26.36.46.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.1 Ohwi. G. Flora of Japan. (English translation) Smithsonian Institution (1965-00-00)