Herb latin name: Heracleum tuberosum

Family: Umbelliferae

Edible parts of Heracleum tuberosum:

Root. The yellow root has a pleasant taste, it can be 15cm long and 8cm wide. The roots are produced abundantly.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Sandy places near hedges.

Propagation of Heracleum tuberosum:

Seed - sow mid to late spring or early autumn in situ. Division in the autumn.

Cultivation of the herb:

Sandy places near hedges.

Medicinal use of Heracleum tuberosum:

None known

Known hazards of Heracleum tuberosum:

Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, many members of this genus contain furanocoumarins. These have carcinogenic, mutagenic and phototoxic properties. Skin contact with the sap of some members of this genus is said to cause photo-sensitivity and/or dermatitis in some people.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.