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Common Name: Upright Hedge Parsley
Torilis japonica is an annual plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It has edible and medicinal uses.
Europe, including Britain, from Norway south and east to N. Africa, north and east Asia.
Hedges and grassy places in dry soils[
An easily grown plant, it succeeds in most soils.
Leaves - cooked[
Root - peeled and eaten raw[
Although we have no record of the seed being edible, there is a report that it contains 16 - 21% protein and 10 - 23% fat[
The seed is anthelmintic, antifungal, antiviral, expectorant and tonic[
]. It is used in Korea in the treatment of amnesia, pruritis, acidosis and scabies[
The juice of the root is used in the treatment of indigestion[
Seed - best sown in situ as soon as it is ripe. It can also be sown in spring.