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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  Flower
Flower Tea
Root Roast roots, grind up, cook
Flower Cooked like pancakes
Leaf Boiled, fried, vinegar Like spinach, soup
Root Dried, cooked or raw Parched or charred
Dye  Plant beige, olive, gold Include some root; Mordant(s) -alum, chrome, tin
Medicine  Leaf Tea Stimulant/tonic
Leaf Chewed Teeth/mouth
Root Colds/sore throat/earache
Root Digestion
Root Female/childbirth Induce milk flow
Sap or juice Skin/sores/bleeding Remove warts

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