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Species is used in homeopathy to treat rheumatism and gout.
Podlech, D. (1996). Herbs & Healing Plants of Britain & Europe, Collins p.160


Ground Ivy

Other use

Species introduced to Great Britain by Romans as potherb (boiled like spinach).
Mabberly, D., 2006, The Plant-Book, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge p.14

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Temperate, Caucasus
  • Asia-Temperate, Middle Asia
  • Asia-Temperate, Siberia
  • Asia-Temperate, Western Asia
  • Europe, Eastern Europe
  • Europe, Middle Europe
  • Europe, Northern Europe
  • Europe, Southeastern Europe
  • Europe, Southwestern Europe

Aegopodium podagraria L. 'Variegatum'

Genus: Aegopodium
Species: podagraria L.
Cultivar: 'Variegatum'
Common names: Variegated Bishop's Weed, Ground Elder
Distribution summary: Temperate Asia, Europe
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Habitat: Wet woodland, wasteland, river banks
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants of the World (D), Europe & Middle East (J)
Reason for growing: Medicinal, other use

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