Monday 25 March 2024

Common Sow-Thistle

Common Sow-Thistle (Sonchus oleraceus, 苦苣菜).

A common weed throughout much of the world. Edible but older leaves are a little bitter. It is used for different treatments in various concoctions, according to TCM it is useful for clearing away heat, detoxification and stopping bleeding.

Common Sow-Thistle by the Xiang River