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aka Jack-by-the-hedge, Sauce-alone, Garlic mustard, Hedge garlic
(Alliaria petiolata syn A. officinalis syn Sisymbrium alliaria)

Annual member of the cabbage family.

PROPAGATION:By seed in spring (easily self seeds).
NEEDS: Moist soil in sun or shade.
HARVEST: Leaves and stems before flowering to be juiced or used fresh or dried in infusion or poultice.


Pungent, stimulant, expectorant, anti-inflammatory
Used for infections and to encourage healing.
Used internally for bronchitis, asthma, eczema.
Used externally for minor injuries, slow healing skin problems, neuralgia, rhematism and gout

Young leaves add mild garlic flavor to salads and sauces.

©2001 by Ernestina Parziale, CH