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Pulsatilla chinensis

Bai Tou Weng, White-haired Old-man

In Stock: 2.063 lb (Total:2.063lb)
  • Pulsatilla chinensis

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2.06 lb


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Cut (Full Seed)
Seeds per lb:
2.06 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: Germination tends to be slow, Germinates faster in warmer temperatures. 

Explore the potent, traditional Chinese medicinal herb Pulsatilla chinensis, or Bai Tou Weng, a primary member of the top 50 fundamental herbs used in holistic Chinese treatments. Renowned for its remarkable properties in clearing toxicity and reducing fever, it is most frequently ingested in the form of a decoction to combat infections in the gastro-intestinal tract. The unique plant is a perennial and cultivates best in environments with light (sandy) to medium (loamy) soils, requiring well-drained soil. Pulsatilla chinensis appreciates exposure to sunlight and moist soil. Aesthetically captivating, this singular plant bears unique hermaphroditic flowers from March through May, and its seeds mature between June and July. Further into its notable properties, the root is an effective remedy for bacterial and amoebic dysentery and is also employed in treating malaria, nosebleeds, hemorrhoids and externally for Trichomonas vaginitis. A specific compound, protoanemonin, within the fresh root exhibits potent irritant and antibacterial functions, while its dried form doesn't. The fresh herb acts as a cardiac and nervous sedative, inducing a hypnotic state and diminished senses followed by a paralyzing action. Experience the unique therapeutic potency of Bai Tou Weng, natively found from the Russian Far East to China and North Korea.

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