Sugarroot (Sium sisarum) is native to middle Europe, Russia and China. In the north of Italy it lives generally everywhere. The plant grows in the wild in a moist environment. Sugarroot has got a white, aromatic tuberlike root. It's stem is 45 cm long, it's has feathery leaves and small white flowers which normally bloom in late summer. Since the 16th century Sugarroot is grown in western Europe for it's edible roots. These roots are nutritious and have a positive effect on the digestive track. It purifies. It also can work as a laxative and diuretic. The young sprouts are very pleasant in taste and are very healthy for the body, in general! In this day and age the sweet tasting roots are first boiled, and then served with some butter. Sugarroot can be grown in soil, in the sun as well as in the shadow.
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