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This is being investigated in China for pharmacological activity as a calcium receptor antagonist and as an inhibitor of tumour angiogenesis. In Chinese herbal medicine it is used for a multitude of conditions, from colds, rheumatoid arthritis and analgesia to snakebites.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry F. (2014). Conium maculatum, Hemlock, Cicuta, Conio. link

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Temperate, China

Beesia calthifolia (Maxim. ex Oliv.) Ulbr.

Genus: Beesia
Species: calthifolia (Maxim. ex Oliv.) Ulbr.
Common names: Dian Dou Gen; Tie Po Luo
Distribution summary: China
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Habitat: Deciduous forests, damp, shady spots
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Far East (L), Olive tree bed (O)
Flowering months: April, May, June
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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