Details of Medicinal Plants

Japanese Mallotus

Japanese Mallotus

Mallotus japonicus (L.f.) Müll.Arg. Euphorbiaceae

This deciduous high tree is dioecious. The flowering period in Japan is June to July. It is found in the sunny mountains and fields of the main islands of Shikoku and Kyusyu, the Korean Peninsula, and south China. The height is about 5 meters. The tree grows rapidly. So this species is a pioneer plant. The young shoots are red-colored in spring. The adult shoots become green. The large leaves can be used as dishes.

Part used: bark
Medicinal use: intestinal regulating agent
Main component: bergenin

These are male flowers. The light yellow stamen is outstanding.

These are female flowers. The stigma is divided into three parts.

The name of the herbal medicine is "Mallotus Bark".