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Evening Primrose (Oenothera Biennis)

An edible root (sometimes called the Rampion or German Rampion). It"s been grown in France for its perennial roots and its green shoots (which are good salad additions). The roots were a popular vegetable, until ousted by the acceptance of the potato, and is still grown in various parts of France and Italy. Both roots and leaves are good eaten raw in salads.

The oil produced from the roots is used for treating eczema and premenstrual tension.

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