picture: mid-August 2004
Levant (eastern Mediterranean)
Flowers in early spring with large umbels. Last fall, this plant presented an impressively tall stalk with seeds. We harvested them before this picture was taken, and I hope to update this image when there are new flowerstalks.
root, (sometimes whole herb, fruits or essential oil)
warming digestive tonic, anti-spasmodic, relaxing expectorant, diaphoretic, diuretic
convalescence from debilitating illness, appetite loss, stomach cramps, flatulence, respiratory ailments
(NB the purple flowering plant in the background is a sage).
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