Slab parsnip

Slab parsnip

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Name: Pastinaca sativa L.
Harvest: The leaves in spring, the roots and leaves immediately after June and September.
Properties: Febrifuge, diuretic, aperitif.
Family: Umbelliferae.
Common names: Olega, pastricciano, elafobosco.

Pastinaca sativa: Property

Habitat: On the banks of rivers throughout Italy.
Parts used: Flowers, leaves and roots.
Conservation: The roots must be preserved like carrots, while the other parts must be consumed fresh.
Use: Internal use: decoction of leaves, flowers and roots. The roots can be eaten raw.
Notes: The flowers are used to dye the wool yellow.