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Prangos pabularia - Lindl.

Common Name
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Stony slopes in the Himalayas, 2100 - 3300 metres from Afghanistan to Kashmir[51].
Range W. Asia to E. Asia - Iran to India.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (2 of 5)
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Prangos pabularia


Prangos pabularia

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Prangos pabularia is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves and young shoots[2, 177]. The reports give no more details.

Medicinal Uses



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Antipruritic;  Aphrodisiac;  Carminative;  Diuretic;  Emmenagogue;  Oxytoxic;  Stimulant;  Stomachic.


The fruit is carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, stimulant and stomachic[61, 240]. Its use promotes the expulsion of the foetus from the womb[240]. The seeds are aphrodisiac and stomachic[240]. The roots are diuretic and emmenagogue[240]. They are used to cure itch[240].

Other Uses

The fresh plant contains about 2% essential oil, it has medicinal applications[240].

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors at least in the milder areas of the country. It is likely to require a well-drained soil and a sunny position.

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise sow it in the spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division might be possible in the spring.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Lindl.

Botanical References

51

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Readers comment

Dr. M. S. Mir   Sat Jun 3 2006

my efforts to propagate has failed. it is reported that eating the seeds causes blindnes in horses

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