Macrobiotic root vegetable used in oriental cuisine, medicinal. This bi-annual plant is easy to grow. The first year roots are dug and used as a root vegetable in macrobiotic and oriental cooking. It helps loosen subsoil with its long taproot bringing up minerals. It has anti – tumor medicinal qualities and build and cleans blood among other uses. The seed also is used medicinally. It is an easy to care for plant with big elephant ear leaves. When it flowers the following year, it attracts many beneficials. The seed pods are big burs much like the wild burdock only larger. The plant too is much larger reaching 7 feet tall and 4 foot wide.