||Any soil in sun or shade. Too invasive for most gardens, but may be grown in containers for medicinal and culinary use.
||Europe and temperate Asia
||By division of rhizomes in spring or autumn.
||Roots and leaves are harvested in summer and used fresh, or dried for use in infusions, homeopathic remedies, liquid extracts, medicated oils, and poultices.
White-marked leaves and is less invasive.
Height: 30-60cm (12-24in)
||A mild sedative herb that has diuretic and anti-inflammatory effects.
||Internally for gout or sciatica. Externally for hemorrhoids, gout, stings, or burns. In homeopathy for arthritis and rheumatism.
||Leaves have a distinctive flavor; when young, used in salads and soups and as a vegetable. An ingredient of grüne suppe (green soup) in NW Germany.
||Encyclopedia of Herbs by Deni Brown Copyright © 1995, 2001 Dorling Kindersley Limited. pp 103-104