Species Detail

Asarum canadense L.
wild ginger


Scientific Name:  
Asarum canadense L.
Common Name:  
wild ginger
Myaamia Name:  
Uses:  
Food, Medicinal
Harvest Seasons:  
Fall, Spring
Habitats:  
Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory, Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic, Dry Prairie grasslands, Conifer Shrubland and Forest
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Vine

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Asarum canadense L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Food  used for seasoning
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  root used to stop childbirth pains. p. 164A-B –
No Reference Specified Use - Food/Medicinal  roots harvested; ground and used as a spice or chewed to alleviate motion sickness. Can cook roots with honey to make candy. Thick and fine roots all have good taste and scent. Can dry and store in frig
Botanical Sources  
Asarum canadense L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   occurs in rich woods; in colonies
Related Sources  
Asarum canadense L.
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