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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Swertia petiolata.

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Swertia petiolata.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, it is considered to have a bitter taste and extremely cooling potency[1]. It is anti-inflammatory, febrifuge and liver tonic[1]. It is used in the treatment of scleritis, inflammation of the liver and high blood pressure, inflammation of the stomach and liver[1].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in temperatures not exceeding 10°c in a humus-rich medium[2]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them Tu in early summer.

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Cultivation

Succeeds in a moist humus-rich soil in damp light woodlands, streamsides or the bog garden[2]. Grows best in areas with cool summers[2].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Swertia petiolata. 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 Swertia petiolata.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Swertia petiolata
Genus
Swertia
Family
Gentianaceae
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
high
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
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.3 Tsarong. Tsewang. J. Tibetan Medicinal Plants Tibetan Medical Publications, India ISBN 81-900489-0-2 (1994-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.3 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)