Other Names: black lovage, horse parsley
Traditional Uses:diuretic, cuts, minor abrasions
Description: Pungent biennial that grows up to 5 ft with solid stems and dark green divided leaves. Bears yellow-green in small umbels in midsummer followed by capsules of fragrant black seeds.
Uses: Use young leaves, young stems after blanching with soil or straw, roots fresh or dried and ripe seeds. Root is used as a diuretic, and crushed leaves may be applied in poultice to heal minor cuts and abrasions.
Infusion: Used to prepare more delicate parts of plants. 3 cups of water to 1 ounce dry herb or 1?