| (Inuyomogi; An lu; Um lu)
Native of China, eastern Russia, Korea and Japan where it grows along roads, on dry slopes and in meadows and woodlands. It is grown for medicine in China. In Tibetan medicine the seeds are said to be effective for male impotence and for treating amenorrhea and post-partum pain in women. The whole plant is used as an anti-inflammatory and to stop bleeding. Recent research suggests that it may have potent anti-cancer effects, particularly against breast cancer. The young leaves and shoots are edible and can be cooked and eaten. Easy to grow perennial for any sunny location with well drained soil. Ht. 30-60m/12-24"