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Cirsium oligophyllum - (Franch.&Sav.)Matsum.
                 
Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats In sunny grasslands and along temperate forest margins at elevations of 20 - 1200 metres[275].
Range E. Asia - central Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Cirsium oligophyllum


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Cirsium oligophyllum
   
Physical Characteristics
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Cirsium oligophyllum is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from Aug to October, and the seeds ripen from Aug to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Flowers;  Leaves;  Oil;  Root.
Edible Uses: Oil.

Young leaves - cooked[177]. Added to soups or fried[183]. Root - cooked[177]. The roots are slender with scarcely developed rhizomes[275]. They are scraped into pieces, steeped in water and preserved in miso[183]. The root is likely to be rich in inulin, a starch that cannot be digested by humans. This starch thus passes straight through the digestive system and, in some people, ferments to produce flatulence[K]. The flower heads are fried or used in salads[183].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Oil.

The seed of all species of thistles yields a good oil by expression[4]. No details of potential yields etc are given[K].
Cultivation details
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. An easily grown plant, succeeding in any ordinary garden soil in a sunny position[200].
Propagation
Seed - sow early spring or autumn in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 8 weeks at 20°c[164]. Division in spring or autumn.
Other Names
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Botanical References
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Elizabeth H.
beanangel Sun May 31 2009
Cirsium oligophyllum is reported as a slimness drug orally as well as topically at a peer reviewed science journal I believe it is legal to reproduce entire pubmed listings Body fat mass reduction and up-regulation of uncoupling protein by novel lipolysis-promoting plant extract.Mori S, Satou M, Kanazawa S, Yoshizuka N, Hase T, Tokimitsu I, Takema Y, Nishizawa Y, Yada T. Biological Science Laboratories, Kao Corporation, 2606 Akabane, Ichikai-Machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi 321-3497, Japan. mori.shinobu@kao.co.jp We have found natural products exhibiting lipolysis-promoting activity in subcutaneous adipocytes, which are less sensitive to hormones than visceral adipocytes. The activities and a action mechanisms of a novel plant extract of Cirsium oligophyllum (CE) were investigated in isolated adipocytes from rat subcutaneous fat, and its fat-reducing effects by peroral administration and topical application were evaluated in vivo. CE-induced lipolysis was synergistically enhanced by caffeine, a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, and was reduced by propranolol, a beta adrenergic antagonist. The peroral administration of 10% CE solution to Wistar rats for 32 days reduced body weight gain, subcutaneous, and visceral fat weights by 6.6, 26.2, and 3.0%, respectively, as compared to the control group. By the topical application of 2% of this extract to rats for 7 days, weight of subcutaneous fat in the treated skin was reduced by 23.2%. This fat mass reduction was accompanied by the up-regulation of uncoupling protein 1 (UCP), a principal thermogenic mitochondrial molecule related to energy dissipating, in subcutaneous fat and UCP3 in skin except for the fat layer. These results indicate that CE promotes lipolysis via a mechanism involving the beta adrenergic receptor, and affects the body fat mass. This fat reduction may be partially due to UCP up-regulation in the skin including subcutaneous fat. This is the first report showing that repeated lipolysis promotion through CE administration may be beneficial for the systematic suppression of body fat accumulation or the control of fat distribution in obesity.

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Elizabeth H.
Jp Rosali Wed Jan 13 2010
hallo,I am an italian medical Herbalist ,I would like to know to whom I can Refer to order some Cirsium Oligophyllum . Thanks a lot Gian Paolo Rosali
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