||European Liverwort, Liverleaf
||Hepatica nobilis syn H. triloba, Anemone hepatica
||Deep, moist, rich, alkaline soil in shade. Thrives in heavy soils. Dislikes disturbance.
||By seed sown when ripe (species only); by division in spring.
||Plants are cut from late spring to mid-summer and dried for use in infusions, liquid extracts, and tinctures.
Has double, deep purple-pink flowers. It is less vigorous than the species, and needs careful cultivation.
Height: 8cm (3in)
Width: 10-12cm (4-5in)
||An astringent, diuretic, antibiotic herb that acts as a mild tonic for the liver and the digestive and bronchial systems. It also promotes healing.
||Internally for bronchial and digestive complaints, and liver and gall bladder disorders. Externally for minor injuries and ringworm. It is little used today.
||Encylopedia of Herbs by Deni Brown Copyright ©: 1995, 2001 Dorling Kindersley Limited pp 233-234