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1. Microsorum scolopendria . . .    Explanation of use. IMG_3877.jpg

1. Microsorum scolopendria . . . Explanation of use. IMG_3877.jpg

Collection of the rhizome (last 4 inches of new growth). In this case, the rhizome was being collected to treat a bleeding stomach condition. When asked, it was stated that the rhizome, in which 8 of the sections collected, would be pounded and the resulting liquid squeezed into a cup with water added. One cup would be drank a day until the condition was resolved. The pulped rhizome can also be placed into a cut to stop the bleeding.

When asked about the flavor, it was said to have a good taste.

There are many other uses for this plant from treatment of diabetes mellitus, wound infection and nausea.


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Guest 22-Jan-2012 15:22
this look like a wild yam
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