Osmorhiza claytonii, Clayton's Sweet Cicely.
Osmorhiza claytonii, Clayton's Sweet Cicely, a member of the Apiaceae or Umbeliferae is native to rich and open woods in eastern North Ameerica from Quebec to Georgia, Arkansas north to Saskatechewan. Fruiting bodies and roots are anise-flavored. American Indian groups chewed the root or gargled root tea for sore throats; poulticed root on boils, cuts, sores, wounds. A tea of the roots was used as a wash for sore red eyes, sipped for coughs.
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