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Boehmeria nivea, Boehmeria tenacissima , Chinese grass, Chinese Silk Plant, Ramie

Boehmeria nivea, Boehmeria tenacissima

Chinese grass, Chinese Silk Plant, Ramie
Family: Urticaceae
Origin: East Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Subtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

One of the oldest fiber plants in cultivation. Ramie is also used as an ornamental plant.

Edible Uses: Root - peeled and boiled, the leaves are used for making cakes. The root contains the flavonoid rutin. It is antiabortifacient, antibacterial, cooling, demulcent, diuretic, resolvent and uterosedative.


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Boehmeria nivea, Boehmeria tenacissima , Chinese grass, Chinese Silk Plant, Ramie
Boehmeria nivea, Boehmeria tenacissima , Chinese grass, Chinese Silk Plant, Ramie
Boehmeria nivea, Boehmeria tenacissima , Chinese grass, Chinese Silk Plant, Ramie
Boehmeria nivea, Boehmeria tenacissima , Chinese grass, Chinese Silk Plant, Ramie


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