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By Jim Meuninck

ISBN-10: 149301689X

ISBN-13: 9781493016891

An information-packed device for the beginner or convenient reference for the veteran. Distills years of data into an inexpensive and transportable e-book. With this advisor, you'll observe the way to establish medicinal vegetation within the contiguous usa.

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The root is a sialagogue; that is, it induces mouth glands to secrete juices. Sweet flag leaf garlands worn by Native Americans as fragrant necklaces to mask body odors. The root tea is an appetite stimulant. indd 41 41 9/18/14 8:45 AM dyspepsia and gastritis. The root chewed for toothache. For centuries, the plant used as a nervine, sedative, and relaxant. The root traditionally chewed or prepared in decoction by pioneers to treat colds, coughs, fevers, children’s colic and congestion. The dried and powdered rhizome inhaled to treat congestion and considered an antispasmodic, anticonvulsant, and possible central nervous system depressant.

The extract is also considered a sedative (GR). In traditional Chinese medicine, the root extract used internally to treat gastrointestinal complaints and externally to treat fungal infections. A few Asians consider it an aphrodisiac. Triploid strains in Europe and the United States are used to treat ulcers; the triploid strain produces about one-third the amount of beta asarone as the tetraploid strain from India. Kalmus root oil (A. calamus var. americanus) is still used as bitters to relieve stomach spasms and a distended stomach with a concurrent headache associated with poor digestion.

I have used goldenseal for treating athlete’s foot by mixing equal amounts of cinnamon, oregano, and goldenseal powder, moistening the mixture with alcohol, and then applying it with a cotton swab to areas of the foot and between the toes. CAUTION: Do not take goldenseal if you are pregnant or lactating. Goldenseal is extremely bitter. It is nontoxic at recommended dosages. ) Identification: Hairless, scaly, climbing vine to 160’. Vine hangs free and does not cling with hairs to substrate. Yellowish-green flowers in tight panicle (cluster).

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