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Aralia nudicaulis
Bamboo Brier
Aralia nudicaulis

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Bamboo Brier

Botanical: Aralia nudicaulis (LINN.)
Family: N.O. Araliaceae

---Synonyms---Wild Sarsaparilla. Shot Bush. Wild Liquorice.
---Part Used---The root.
---Habitat---United States.



---Description---An indigenous perennial in shady rocky woods, very common in rich soil, rhizome horizontal, creeping several feet in length and more or less twisted; of a yellowish-brown colour externally and about 1/4 inch in diameter, has a fragrant odour and a warm, aromatic, sweetish taste.

---Constituents---Contains 3.05 per cent of resin, 0.33 per cent of oil tannin, an acid albumen, mucilage and cellulose.

---Medicinal Action and Uses and Dosage---As Sarsaparilla.

See:
ARALIAS
ELDER (AMERICAN DWARF)
SARSAPARILLA--AMERICAN
SARSAPARILLA--CARACAO
SARSAPARILLA--JAMAICA
SARSAPARILLA--INDIAN
SARSAPARILLA--WILD
SPIKENARD (AMERICAN)

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