Canadian Wild Ginger Asarum canadense
Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Wild Ginger
How to Use: Canadian Wild Ginger
Wild ginger is a native American plant whose medicinal qualities were known to many Indian tribes. The large heart-shaped leaves grow on short stems that hide the small, trumpet-shaped flower which rests on the ground below. Asarum root tea, similar in taste to ginger root was a valued food and medicine in early colonial North America, whose settlers learned of its used from the native tribes.
Preparation Methods & Dosage :Add grated or powdered wild ginger root to other herbal teas for added stimulus to circulation in the winter.
Canadian Wild Ginger Remedies
Canadian Wild Ginger Plants
Regional Traditions :North America *
How to Grow Canadian Wild Ginger
Roots can be harvested any time of year but are freshest in spring. Plants spread slowly about 6 inches a year under ideal conditions. Propagate by root division in the spring after the leaves have expanded.
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