Herb: Gladich

Latin name: Laser trilobum

Synonyms: Siler trilobum

Family: Umbelliferae

Edible parts of Gladich:

The stem and the seed are said to be edible though no further details are known. The water in which the leaves have been cooked is drunk as a wine and is very refreshing. The seed is used as a condiment.

Description of the plant:


120 cm
(4 feet)


Habitat of the herb:

Light forest margins, especially on calcareous soils.

Other uses of Gladich:

An essential oil is obtained from the seed and umbels.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division could be tried in the spring.

Cultivation of Gladich:

Light forest margins, especially on calcareous soils.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Laser trilobum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.