Name: Pastinaca sativa L.
Harvest: The leaves in spring, the roots and leaves immediately after June and September.
Properties: Febrifuge, diuretic, aperitif.
Common names: Olega, pastricciano, elafobosco.
Pastinaca sativa: Property
Habitat: On the banks of rivers throughout Italy.
Parts used: Flowers, leaves and roots.
Conservation: The roots must be preserved like carrots, while the other parts must be consumed fresh.
Use: Internal use: decoction of leaves, flowers and roots. The roots can be eaten raw.
Notes: The flowers are used to dye the wool yellow.