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The loquat is one of the most popular cough remedies in the Far East, it is the ingredient of many patent medicines,

Other use

Fruit edible, large quantities are sedative. Syrup in Chinese medicine for coughs.

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Temperate, China
  • Asia-Temperate, Eastern Asia, Japan

Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.

Genus: Eriobotrya
Species: japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.
Common names: Loquat
Distribution summary: China, Japan
Habit: Tree
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants in pots (POT)
Flowering months: January, February, March, November, December
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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