The record for medicinal uses refers to Callicarpa longissima (Hemsl.) Merr., which is treated here as a synonym of Callicarpa dolichophylla (see Bramley, G.L.C. (2013). The genus Callicarpa (Lamiaceae) in the Philippines. Kew Bulletin 68: 369-418.)[
Callicarpa longifolia longissima Hemsl.
Callicarpa longissima (Hemsl.) Merr.
Callicarpa dolichophylla is a shrub that can grow 1 - 3 metres tall, sometimes becoming a small tree up to 7 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for medicinal use.
E. Asia - southern and eastern China, southern Japan, Vietnam, Philippines
Mixed forests or open waste places on mountain slopes; at elevations up to 1,200 metres[
Callicarpa dolichophylla is found in the warm temperate to tropical regions of China and southeast Asia.
Species in this genus generally require a sunny position or light dappled shade[
]. Prefers a highly fertile well-drained loamy soil[
Requires cross-pollination for good fruit production[
Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[
The leaf is used in the treatment of conditions such as colic, diarrhoea, fever, sprue, syphilis and tumours[
]. The fresh leaf juice, combined with rice wine and ginger, is used to treat puerperal rheumatism[
]. The leaf juice, combined with honey, is used to treat gastrorrhagia[
]. A syrup made from a decoction of the fresh leaf and sugar is used to treat cough[
Applied externally, the leaf is used to treat wounds and bruises[
Seed - sow in a nursery seedbed and only just cover the seed[
]. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 months at 18°c[
]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on until large enough to plant out
Cuttings of half-ripe wood 10cm long in a frame. High percentage[
Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth with a heel[
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