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Traditional and Modern Use of Catsear | Hypochoeris radicata

Traditional and Modern Use of Catsear

  • Scientific name: Hypochoeris radicata
  • Family: Compositae

Young leaves are eaten raw in salad.

Also boiled and served like spinach, or wilted in hot bacon fat or oil.


About the Author Robin Harford

Robin Harford is a self-taught ethnobotanist, and has spent over a decade traveling, researching, recording and uncovering the traditional and contemporary use of wild plants in Britain and beyond. More recently his work has taken him to Africa, India, SE Asia and Europe. He is a co-director of Plants & Healers International, a non-profit that connects people, plants and healers around the world.

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