Herb: Hulten's Licorice Root

Latin name: Ligusticum hultenii

Synonyms: Ligusticum scoticum hultenii

Family: Umbelliferae

Edible parts of Hulten's Licorice Root:

Young plant and young shoots - raw or cooked. Used as a substitute for celery. The leaves are a good source of vitamins A and C. Root. No more details are given.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Near seashores, C. and N. Japan.

Propagation of Hulten's Licorice Root:

The seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame in the autumn. Stored seed should be sown as early in the year as possible in a greenhouse or cold frame. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer if they have grown large enough. Otherwise, keep them in a cold frame for the first winter and plant them out in early summer. Division in spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Near seashores, C. and N. Japan.

Medicinal use of Hulten's Licorice Root:

None known

Known hazards of Ligusticum hultenii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.