Edibility: Leaves and shoots, chopped in salads, but pungent. Use sparingly. The roots, early in the spring, can be eaten raw. The flowers too, can be eaten, but apparently palatability can vary.
Medicinally: Has been found to help with whooping cough, asthma and nervous excitability. Also can be made into a tea, is a diuretic and is astringent. Astringent means, essentially, that it causes the contraction of body tissue/cells. Helpful for problems with bleeding, when taken as a tea is said to help with ulcers as an example.
It occurs to me that I'll probably want to continue adding to these pages and maybe standardize how I display the data as well as start sourcing where I'm pulling this information. For my purposes it will largely be online sources.
For now, this will do,