Herb: Bastard Stone-Parsley


Latin name: Sison amomum


Family: Umbelliferae



Medicinal use of Bastard Stone-Parsley:

Carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Biennial


Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Flovering:
July to
September


Scent:
Scented
Biennial

Habitat of the herb:

Hedgebanks and roadsides, usually on calcareous soils.

Edible parts of Bastard Stone-Parsley:

Root - cooked. It is said to taste like celery. The aromatic leaves and seed are used as a condiment. The fresh seeds have a nauseous smell.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow late spring or early autumn in situ.

Cultivation of Bastard Stone-Parsley:

Hedgebanks and roadsides, usually on calcareous soils.

Known hazards of Sison amomum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.