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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Oldenlandia diffusa.

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Oldenlandia diffusa.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Snake-needle grass is a pleasant-tasting cooling, alterative herb that lowers fever, reduces inflammation, relieves pain and is diuretic and antibacterial[1]. It acts mainly on the liver and also stimulates the immune system[1]. The whole plant is alterative, anodyne, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, cardiotonic, depurative, diuretic, febrifuge and sedative[2][3][1]. The plant is harvested in the summer and dried for later use[1]. It is taken internally in the treatment of fevers, coughs, asthma, jaundice, impure blood, urinary tract infections, acute appendicitis, biliousness and cancers of the digestive tract[3][1][4]. Externally, it is used in the treatment of snake bites, boils, abscesses and severe bruising[3][1].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ.

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Cultivation

Prefers growing in a damp soil in partial shade[1]. This species is not very hardy outdoors in Britain, tolerating temperatures down to about -5°c[1]. It should be possible to grow it as a spring-sown annual in most parts of the country[K].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Oldenlandia diffusa. 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 Oldenlandia diffusa.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Oldenlandia diffusa
Genus
Oldenlandia
Family
Rubiaceae
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
8
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
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
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    Flower Colour
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