It will traditionally promote profuse perspiration when taken hot, it will increase the flow of urine, and it is a powerful agent to expel gas from the stomach and intestines. Recent research has found that the root contains valuable hormones; testosterone, progesterone, and cortin.
An herbaceous perennial with large, fleshy, horizontal, creepini roots from which grows a large solitary compound leaf. The leaves are twice-divided, each 3 divisions has 3-5 toothed, oval leaflets. The flower stem comes from a naked root, 1 foot high, terminating in 3 small, many-flowered greenish umbels. Found in eastern and central U.S. in moist woods.
The root tea is used as a pleasant tasting beverage for a spring tonic. It is a carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, and tonic. The tea or tincture, is a blood purifying tonic. It is historically used for fevers, coughing, indigestion, and gas. A tea can be used externally for skin problems, ringworm. Steep 1 teaspoon of the root-stock in 1 cup water. Take 1-2 cups a day.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 10 January, 2007.