This medicinal herb is known for its fishy smell and has many healing qualities. In Japan is it known as Dokudami which means detoxicant. The leaves have antibacterial, antinflammatory and antioxidant properties. Growing best in a moist semi shaded spot, the plant grows to 30cm in height.
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OTHER COMMON NAMES
Dokudami, Heart-leaved Houttuynia, Vap ca, Fish-odor Grass, Fish Herb, Fishwort, Yu-xing-cao, Diep ca, Gymnotheca chinensis, Polypora cochinchinensis
Native to Asian regions of China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Malaysia and India.
Grows well in moist or wet conditions in semi shade to full sun. Plant rhizomes spread easily and can easily become invasive so it is best grown in a contained shrubbery or damp place.
|Sun Exposure||Partial sun|
|Harvest Season||Year round|