biscuit root


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lomatium

Many different leaf shapes! Whole plant is food and used as medicine. Anti-bacterial, anti fungal virus killer that prevents viruses from replicating. Seeds look like fennel seeds. Sold in health food stores under the name LDM100. The roots are the most powerful. They can be eaten raw or cooked, or dried and powdered for later use, added to drinks, soups or as flavoring. Very nutritious with a parsnip-like flavor. Has tall seed stock later in year with seeds that look like fennel seeds. Used for rheumatism, stomach problems, bronchitis, asthma, flu, pneumonia, tuberculosis.
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The cowish, also, or biscuit root, about the size of a walnut, which they reduce to a very palatable flour; together with the jackap, aisish, quako, and others; which they cook by steaming them in the ground.
I decided to save money and get back to my biscuit roots, opting for a plain old packet of Bourbons.