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The following notes refer to the use of the species of this plant, L.chinense, in traditional medicine. The whole plant is depurative, haemostatic and pectoral. A decoction is used in the treatment of coughing in tuberculosis, dysentery, enteritis etc. The leaves can be crushed and pulverised for external application on wounds[A Barefoot Doctors Manual. Running Press ISBN 0-914294-92-X].

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Temperate, China

Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Daybreak's Flame'

Genus: Loropetalum
Species: chinense
Variety: rubrum
Cultivar: 'Daybreak's Flame'
Distribution summary: Garden orgin
Habit: Shrub
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Far East (L)
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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