lomatium

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lomatium

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.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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(17) Nimiipuu men hunted for game and harvested fish, and Nimiipuu women harvested an abundance of plant foods, including three main root crops: camas, biscuitroot, and snowdrops.
The farm barely produced enough to allow the family to survive, and even the milk they drank was sour when the cows ate flowering biscuitroot. The difficult conditions prompted ingenuity and thrift, as well as sheer endurance in Ruth and her family.
(17) According to the division of labor, Nez Perce men harvested the fish and women were the ones who harvested three main root crops: camas, biscuitroot, and snowdrops.
Ease of digging, along with distance to forest cover, has been shown to be important to grizzly bear choice of digging sites for biscuitroots (Lomatium cous), but density of preferred plants is not important (Mattson 1997).