Herbs & Plants

Coniogramme japonica

Botanical Name: Coniogramme japonica
Family: Pteridaceae
Subfamily: Cryptogrammoideae
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Genus: Coniogramme

Synonyms: Gymnogramma japonica. Dyctyogramma japonica.

Common Namers: Bamboo Fern

Habitat: Coniogramme japonica is native to E. Asia – China, Japan and Korea. It grows on the woods in low mountains of central and southern Japan. Grows on the floor of dense forests.

Coniogramme japonica is an evergreen fern growing about 35cm tall. t is in leaf all year. It is a unic bold textured upright fern, dark green plastic feeling fronds emerging from a slow spresding rhizome. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs). Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.


Medicinal Uses:
Antiphlogistic. It is used in the treatment of mastitis and other kinds of ulcers.

Disclaimer : The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplement, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.


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