Geum urbanum wild type - Bennet's Root - Plant
Geum urbanum wild type - Bennet's Root - 1 plant bare root available in autumn, winter, and very beginning of spring
- Europe to Asia and North Africa
- H x 0.5m L 0.4m
- 1 plant bare root available in fall, winter and early spring
Bennet's Root is a forgotten medieval plant to rediscover. Its roots were used as a spice to flavor beers and soups! Harvested in early spring, just before the plants starts its growth, they have a strong scent of clove mixed with cinnamon.
The wild type proposed here is not of great aesthetic interest, but this is the one to cultivate for spice production and for medicinal uses. The plant is indeed anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aromatic, astringent, diaphoretic, febrifuge, stomachic and tonic. It can treat problems affecting the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus, inflammatory problems and fevers, for example.
An easy plant to have in your medicinal garden.
Geum urbanum prefers semi-shaded areas, and always protected from the powerful sun during the hotest hours, and will grow well in cool soils, with high organic matter content.