Biannual plant. Melliferous. Thick roots, contains yellow aromatic latex, which is harvested during the second year. Seeds are harvested when ripe at the end of the plant’s cycle. Properties: tranquilizing effect on nervous system, digestive. Alleviates migraine and muscle cramps. Native to northern Europe and mountainous areas. CULTIVATION: needs both sun and shadow. Humid, fresh soil. Resistant to cold.