biscuit root

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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
Heron Brae will talk about the biscuit root or Lomatium, a group of plants important to Native Americans, during the 7 p.m.
The list of wild foods was long, including service berries, flowering currants, wild buckwheat, the bulbs of camas lilies and biscuit roots. While the women, grandparents and younger children were collecting this broad spectrum of foods, smaller groups of men and older boys were circulating widely, hunting deer, pronghorn, desert sheep and the occasional buffalo.