P. japonica medicinal plant?

Kensaku Suzuki suzuki at affrc.go.jp
Tue Sep 22 20:51:59 EST 1998

> what of plant is it, what does P. stand for? I would guess its use like
> angelica, the roots, for medicin some kind. 

It may be edible, if it is Pilea japonica ("Yamamizu" in Japanese).
The related species P. hamaoi ("Mizu" in Japanses) is a famous edible
wild plant in Japan and probably in some other countries in East Asia.

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