Herb latin name: Peucedanum multivittatum

Family: Umbelliferae

Edible parts of Peucedanum multivittatum:

Young plant - cooked.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Alpine slopes, C. and N. Japan.

Propagation of Peucedanum multivittatum:

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible otherwise in early spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.

Cultivation of the herb:

Alpine slopes, C. and N. Japan.

Medicinal use of Peucedanum multivittatum:

None known

Known hazards of Peucedanum multivittatum:

Although no mention of toxicity has been seen for this species, skin contact with the sap of a number of members in this genus is said to cause photo-sensitivity and/or dermatitis in some people. They are also said to contain the alleged 'psychotroph' myristicine.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.