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Scientific Name: Sanguisorba minor

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Sanguisorba minor
Sanguisorba minor


  • Perennial
  • Erect clump forming perennial, bright green pinnate leaves divided into toothed leaflets.
  • Tiny green flowers with maroon stamens.
  • Hardy.
  • Partial shade / full sun.
  • Cut back after flowering.
  • Good container plant.

Culinary Uses

  • Leaves taste and smell like cucumber.
  • Add young leaves to salads, sandwiches, spreads, herb butters and soft cheese.
  • Garnish/flavor vinegar and fruit drinks.
  • Use in mild soups like mushroom and chicken.
  • Add to sauces for fish and salad dressings.
  • Chop and sprinkle over freshly steamed vegetables.
  • Blends well with rosemary and tarragon.
  • Herb tea with a cucumber fragrance.

Parts Used

  • Leaves

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • No medicinal uses

Other Uses

  • Beauty care
  • Tea with the leaves - apply as a skin tonic
  • Add a handful of leaves to the bath
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