Heracleum Persicum is known as Persian Hogweed. Its extracts and essential oil are important areas in drug development with numerous pharmacological activities in the Middle East, especially in Iran. For a long time H. Persicum has been used in traditional medicines for the relief of flatulence, stomachs as well as a flavoring, digestive, and an antiseptic. H. Persicum has recently been shown to have antioxidant, anticonvulsant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory activities. This plant is used as both food and medicine in Iran.
Harvest period: second week of June
Harvest method: manual