Azil Organic Persian Hogweed

  • Botanical name: Heracleum persicum Desf. Ex Fischer
  • Heracleum Persicumis 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.
  • This plant is used as both food and medicine in Iran.
  • These small seedpods are aromatic and slightly bitter.
  • Widely used as a spice in food, pickle and in traditional medicine.

Type : Organic  & Convetional

Azil Organic Persian Hogweed

Persian hogweed is a flowering plant which is a native to Iran.

It grows wonderfully in humid mountains regions in Iran and also in other adjoining areas..

persian hogweed 1 - Azil Organic Persian Hogweed

Azil Organic Persian Hogweed

This plant was introduced to Norway in the year 1830 and it is now found abundantly in this country.

The Norwegians call this plant as Tromsø palm.

In the country of Sweden, it is found in the place named Jönköping.

Persians use the seeds as spice in their cuisines.

The aromatic seedpods are slightly bitter in taste.

It is sold in powdered form and sprinkled over broad beans, lentils, potatoes and other such seeds.

The powder is also used in soups, stews and pomegranate arils.

It is mixed with vinegar into which lettuce leaves are dipped before eating.

Medicinal properties

This plant has lots of medicinal properties and used for the treatment of convulsions, inflammation and fungal diseases.

Recently the researchers have concluded that this plant has the potential for newer therapeutic applications in future.

Free radicals are considered as the major cause of various dangerous diseases like heart, liver, Alzheimer’s, cancer and Parkinson diseases.

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This plant can be used as a free radical quencher since it has the ability to fight against it.

As this plant is having various useful compounds such as alkaloids, terpenoids and triterpenes, it can cure convulsions quickly.

It has antifungal, antimicrobial and immunomodulatory activities as well.

Harvest period: second week of June

Harvest method: manual


*Bulk :     Kgr

*Retails:  20 -40 gr

*Number of boxes per cartons : 24

*Number of Cartons  per pallets : 72

Reference: Azil

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