This plant grows wild in this country. It has three triangular leaves. From between them it puts forth a naked stalk, on the top of which is a singular stem or pistil, enclosed in a sheath, resembling a flower, which is followed by a bunch of reddish berries. The root is the part used for medicine, and resembles a small turnip. This root is extremely pungent and stimulating, and is often given for colic and pain in the bowels, and to expel wind. I have mostly made use of it for cough and disorders of the lungs, for which I have found it very useful. The root should be dried and reduced to a powder, and may be given mixed with honey, or in a syrup. Dose of the syrup is from one-half to a teaspoonful.