Species Detail

Asarum canadense L.
wild ginger

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

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Asarum canadense L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Olds, Julie, Olds, Dustin and Dani Tippman 1999 Use - Food  used for seasoning
Anonymous 1724 Use - Medicinal  root used to stop childbirth pains. p. 164A-B –
Tippman, D. 2005, February 27 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
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   occurs in rich woods; in colonies
Related Sources  
Asarum canadense L.
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