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Heracleum lanatum Michx.

This result should not be considered complete or definitive and is for reference only. Care must be taken when using any wild plant for food, fiber, medicine or any other non-traditional uses. The information was complied using multiple sources and these references should be consulted for more complete descriptions of usage(s) and potential health risk. We are not responsible for any ill effects from the information included on this page.

Uses Part Preparation Effect Notes
Vegetable  Root First year
Shoot Cooked
Dye  Plant green, yellow Mordant(s) -chrome, tin
Medicine  Flower Boiled or dried with roots, poultice Skin/sores/bleeding Boils
Root Decoction Colds/sore throat/earache
Root Decoction Digestion
Root Decoction Nerves
Root Poultice of pounded fresh root Skin/sores/bleeding
Root Tea; dried powdered put on gums Teeth/mouth


         
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