Uses: The rhizome itself is edible, and was harvested by colonists
and Native Americans alike.
Root tea was made for
a wide variety of ailments ranging from indigestion to coughing.
It has been used to treat bronchial problems, neuralgia, and stomach
Externally, it helps
to stop wounds from bleeding.
A poultice was prepared
from the roots, and applied topically for cuts and bruises as it
helps to dissolve clotted blood. It has also been used to reduce
the symptoms of Poison Ivy and hemorrhoids.
Native Americans drank
the tea to relieve the pain of female problems and other internal