Tufted Vetch - Vicia cracca
Herb: Tufted Vetch
Latin name: Vicia cracca
Medicinal use of Tufted Vetch:The cooked plant is used as a galactogogue.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Grassy and bushy places, avoiding acid soils.
Edible parts of Tufted Vetch:Seed - cooked. They are boiled or roasted. Leaves and young stems - cooked. Used as a potherb. The leaves are a tea substitute.
Other uses of the herb:Can be used as a green manure.
Propagation of Tufted Vetch:Pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water and then sow in situ in spring or autumn.
Cultivation of the herb:Grassy and bushy places, avoiding acid soils.
Known hazards of Vicia cracca:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.