Herb: Dog's Cabbage

Latin name: Theligonum cynocrambe

Synonyms: Cynocrambe prostrata

Family: Cynocrambaceae

Medicinal use of Dog's Cabbage:


Description of the plant:


10 cm
(4 inches)

Habitat of the herb:

Damp or shady rocks and walls.

Edible parts of Dog's Cabbage:

Young shoots - cooked. A sub-acid flavour, it is used as a spinach substitute though it is slightly purgative.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in situ. We are not sure if this plant is frost-hardy, it might be worth sowing the seed in a greenhouse and planting out after the last expected frosts.

Cultivation of Dog's Cabbage:

Damp or shady rocks and walls.

Known hazards of Theligonum cynocrambe:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.