| Laserwort |
| Saposhnikovia divaricata|
| Uses: Culinary/Medicinal
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-7) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
| (Fang feng)
Important Chinese remedy for colds, fevers and sinus problems, especially those of a persistent “wind-moist” nature. The roots which can be 2cm/1" thick are analgesic, antipyretic, and antibacterial. Also used to harmonize the spleen and liver, and to treat migraine and rheumatoid arthritis. Close relative to parsley; aromatic leaves are eaten as a pot-herb in northern China. Ht. 30-80cm/12-30".