(Herbs Wiki) Hedge Garlic

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Hedge Garlic Scientific Names and Common Names,Hedge Garlic Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Hedge Garlic Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Herbs Wiki) Hedge Garlic


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Uses | Warning | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Sisymbrium alliaria L. Lily family

Common Names

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Parts Usually Used

The herb
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Hedge garlic is a European annual or biennial plant; the blue-green, usually simple stem grows to 3 feet high and is mostly glabrous but thinly hairy at the bottom. The leaves are glabrous and coarsely serrate, the basal reniform, the stem leaves cordate to almost triangular. When bruised, they smell like garlic. The small, white flowers grow in a broad raceme from April to June.
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Where Found

Grows along roadsides, hedges, walls, fences and among bushes.
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Medicinal Properties

Anthelmintic, stimulant, diuretic, tonic
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Used much like garlic (Allium sativum). Hedge garlic is a springtime tonic and is used to help rheumatism, gout, and asthma.
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As with mustard, skin irritation can result from use of the plant as either a poultice or a plaster.
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, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

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