Photos of Aralia hispida, Bristly Aralia, Bristly Spikenard, Bristly Sarsaparilla, Hairy Sarsaparilla.

Aralia hispida, Bristly Spikenard, Bristly Sarsaparilla, Hairy Sarsaparilla was used by the Potawatomi used as tonic and blood purifier. Leaf tea promotes sweating, increasing circulation. Bark (root bark especially) diuretic and tonic, allays kidney irritation and associated lower back pain, increases secretions in dropsy and edema.

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