Herb latin name: Lepidium perfoliatum
Medicinal use of Lepidium perfoliatum:The plant is used as an antiscorbutic.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Waste places and dry sandy slopes from near sea level to 1000 metres in western China.
Edible parts of Lepidium perfoliatum:Young leaves - raw or cooked. A hot cress-like flavour.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring in situ. Germination should take place within 3 weeks.
Cultivation of Lepidium perfoliatum:Waste places and dry sandy slopes from near sea level to 1000 metres in western China.
Known hazards of Lepidium perfoliatum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.