Herb: Dog's Cabbage
Latin name: Theligonum cynocrambe
Synonyms: Cynocrambe prostrata
Medicinal use of Dog's Cabbage:Laxative.
Description of the plant:
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.