There are no edible uses listed for Oldenlandia diffusa.
There are no material uses listed for Oldenlandia diffusa.
Snake-needle grass is a pleasant-tasting cooling, alterative herb that lowers fever, reduces inflammation, relieves pain and is diuretic and antibacterial
. It acts mainly on the liver and also stimulates the immune system
The whole plant is alterative, anodyne, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, cardiotonic, depurative, diuretic, febrifuge and sedative
. The plant is harvested in the summer and dried for later use
. 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
. Externally, it is used in the treatment of snake bites, boils, abscesses and severe bruising
Seed - sow spring in situ.
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Prefers growing in a damp soil in partial shade
This species is not very hardy outdoors in Britain, tolerating temperatures down to about -5°c
. It should be possible to grow it as a spring-sown annual in most parts of the country[K].
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
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