Northern Bushcraft

Common Orache

  • leaves are edible raw.
  • leaves are suitable as a potherb in moderate amounts.
  • grows in open disturbed areas, deserts, and ground with high salt content, including the seaside.
  • warning: seeds contain saponins and should not be consumed in extreme quantities.
  • warning: plant tends to concentrate harmful nitrates in their leaves, avoid harvesting plants which grow in artificial fertilizer.
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