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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Root[1]. Fruit[1]. The source of an essential oil, it is also used as a flavouring[1].

Fruit

Material uses

The flowers, leaves and fruit walls are used for extracting an essential oil rich in citral which is used as a perfume and in medicine[2].

The fruit core contains 61.8% of oil which is used for industry[2].

The wood is used for general furniture and construction, etc[2].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Antiphlogistic, expectorant[3].

The root, stem, leaves and fruits are all used as medicine for eliminating windevil and dispelling the cold in the body, allaying swelling and pain[2].

The fruit is used as medicine is known as 'Bi Cheng Qie'[2].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed -

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Cultivation

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. However, judging by its native range, it could succeed outdoors at least in the milder areas of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Litsea cubeba. 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 Litsea cubeba.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Litsea cubeba
Genus
Litsea
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
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
    7 x meters
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.3 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.42.52.62.7 [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.1 ? A Barefoot Doctors Manual. Running Press ISBN 0-914294-92-X ()

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