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DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and ENTERTAINMENT and to provide stern warnings against use where appropriate. No claims are made for the efficacy of any herb nor for any historical herbal treatment. In no way can the information provided here take the place of the standard, legal, medical practice of any country. Additionally, some of these plants are extremely toxic and should be used only by licensed professionals who have the means to process them properly into appropriate pharmaceuticals. One final note: many plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, but be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.




BISCUIT ROOT, NINE-LEAF
Umbelliferae
aka Buck parsnip
(Lomatium triternatum syn Cogswellia triternata)
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A plant native to the western portions of North America from Alberta, Canada, south to Wyoming and northern California. Grows to about 30 inches with biternately to trinately compound leaves with segments linear to linear-lanceolate and to 4 inches long. Flowers are small and yellow in compound umbrels. The fruit is narrow and oblong to 1/2 inch in length.

CULINARY:
Native Americans of the northwest ground the root to flour and made it into cakes.





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