Chinese Bellflower, Medicinal Plant With Beautiful Flower

  • Latin Name : Platycodon grandiflorus, Campanula grandiflora
  • Familia : Campanulaceae
  • Popular Names : Chinese Bellflower, Common Baloon Flower
  • Propagation : Cutting, seed
  • Planting medium: a mixture of soil, manure and roasted husks
  • Placement : Point of interest
  • Region of Origin : China, Siberia, Japan
Chinese Bellflower is a beautiful flower and known as herbs (medicinal plants). Not unexpectedly, this beautiful flower has so many health benefits. Bellflower/Baloon Flower name taken from the shape of flowers which are still buds, and bubbled like a bell or baloon. This bud will blossom into a star-shaped flowers. The flowers have petals that are divided into 5, with the center is white. Chinese Bellflower is a hermaphrodite plant. The flowers are often used as cut flowers, because the character that can last a long time.

his plant grows to a height of 50 cm by 40 cm wide canopy. The leaves and roots can be consumed, because rich in calories, vitamins and minerals. The young leaves are often processed into a powder and used as a spice in cooking. It can also be candied or vegetables in soup tonic.

The roots of this plant contain saponins that have been proven as an antiasthmatic, antitussive, expectorant, and astringent. In ancient Chinese medicine, the root extract is used to treat asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, coughs, colds, bronchitis, and throat infections.


Anonymous said...

I live in northern NH and this Chinese Bellflower grows wild on my property. I have no idea where they came from but they were not here last year.

Kanchana Rathnayake said...

Nice blog

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