The Root.

(Asarum canadensis--Wild Ginger)

This plant is found in almost every part of the United States, particularly in the Northern and Eastern States, in the woods, and dry, shady places. The root only is used.

Properties And Uses

This is a pleasant, warming stimulant and nervine. It is very useful in all affections of the lungs, as colds, asthma, croup, consumption, etc. The ordinary dose is a moderate teaspoonful, which may be taken in warm water sweetened. A decoction with saffron is excellent to give children when attacked with any eruptive form of disease.

Black pepper, cinnamon, tansy, red pepper, bayberry, yarrow, etc., may also be given where stimulants are required.