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Ox-Knee (Niu-Xi)


Achyranthes bidentata AMARANTHACEAE
A slender and hardy well-branched perennial herb ( 3? x 3?) with velvety, elliptic leaves, not well known in the U.S. In late summer, inconspicuous flowers open on spikes, maturing to brown seeds with very small spines. Medicinal: Grown in Japan, India, and China on a large scale in Henan Province for the herb trade. Used as emmenagogue, and for difficult urination. It nourishes and disperses heat from the liver (due to anger and resulting in headache). Contraindicated in pregnancy.
Pkt. (0.15 g, 50 seeds)

[Culture: P/70°F/---/7-14 days/direct sow, transplant/sun/36" ht./36" apart]


Pkt. (0.15 g, 50 seeds)
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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 14 November, 2004.

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