broadleaf aspidistra (Aspidistra elatior Blume) previously attributed to the lily family (Liliaceae).According to recent data, the genus is included in the family of Landysheva (Conva-llariaceae).
sort Name - aspidistra - comes from two Greek words: "aspis" - shield and "astron" - a star, and is likely to be associated with a form of stigma.
Homeland verdure broadleaf - southern China, Japan, the eastern Himalayas, about.Taiwan.It grows in shady forests.In the rooms as a decorative foliage plant is valued for its exceptional simplicity: it tolerates shade, drafts, resistant to dust.
Aspidistra - a perennial herb that has no ground erect stems.The rhizome, creeping on the soil surface, sometimes slightly covered with soil can be thin or thick curved, short, jointed.Leaves a very strong rather long petioles, dark green, glossy.By Leaf blade lanceolate to elongated and linear shape, 50 cm long and 15 cm wide.At the base of the leaves on the rhizome can often see one or two of reduced scale-like le
are peculiar flowers verdure .They are quite inconspicuous, unobtrusive and are on the rhizomes from the soil surface on short stalks in the leaf axils.Perianth yellow-brown with dots inside shirokokolokolchaty consisting of 8 fractions.Stamens 8, adherent to the corolla tube.Fruit bacciform but seeded.
plant usually grows rapidly, occupying the vessel leaves the whole area, for which he received the popular name of "friendly little family."The plant does not tolerate drying, it is desirable to contain the winter in cool conditions (not above 16'S).
chemical composition verdure has not been studied.
In medical practice, use decoctions of all plant organs: roots, stems, leaves.They are used for cramps, digestive disorders, amenorrhea (absence of menstruation for 6 months or more), diarrhea (diarrhea), myalgia (muscle pain), and stones in the urinary system.