|Posted on December 13, 2014 at 1:35 AM|
Hello everyone. Wild sarsparilla is also known as (rabbit's root, shot bush, wild licorice, and small spikenard). Native to North America and is rich in fibre. It can still be found growing in wild arears in the woods and moist areas. The plant is adaptable to a wide range of climates. The roots and fruits of this plant are edible. Has been used to treat heart pain, ease sore throats, for digestive problems and can be used as an antiseptic. It can be used in a poultice to treat sores, ulcers, rheumatism, burns, swellings and skin problems such as eczema. Extracts from this plant have anticancer propeties, a Candian study found. Can also be used to detox the body. As a food, it's flavour is added to candies and confectionary. Makes a flavoured tea. Young shoots can be steamed and eaten. The plant is a cold hardy species. It can tolerate temperatures down to -35C. Propagation can be with seeds or by cuttings. It grows best in light to heavier shade. Love, Peace and harmony to you all. Lesley.