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IBSARESDUAmerican University of Beirut
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English Name
Waterparsnip
Scientific Name
Apium nodiflorum
Arabic Name
قرّة
Transliteration
Kura
Description
Self-fertile perennial growing to 0.5m by 1m and noted for attracting wildlife *see picture
Seasonality
All year long
Locality
Deir zanoun Altitude: 884 Latitude North: N 33°45'40.3" Latitude East:E 035°57'13.9" Collector: Antoun Maacaroun Date: 5/23/2005
Habitat
Stream margins, ditches, flushes etc with moving water, usually in chalk or limestone areas -- Cannot grow in the shade, requires wet soil and can grow in water **Worldwide spread
Medical Properties
Fortifies the blood - Decreases fat in blood - Beneficial for diabetics - Facilitates digestion - Good for bile production - Good for liver - Healthy for body - High in iodine - High In Iron - High in protein - Improves appetite - Improves health - Treatment of inflammations - Prevention of kidney stones - Strengthens the muscle of the heart - Nutritious - Treatment of urinary tract disorders
Edible Portions
Leaves
MOC
Leaves are eaten raw or cooked; The seeds can be sprouted and eaten in salads, they can also be ground and used as a mustard *see recipes
Family
Umbellisprae
Compounds
Therapeutic Uses
recipes
Waterparsnip Tabbouleh
Waterparsnip salads
 
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