Liatris-Blazing Star

oakleif(z6 AR)December 27, 2008

The roots were used for kidney and bladder ailments by Native Americans. Also used for gonorhea.

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brendan_of_bonsai(4b AK)

Apparently it is effective fresh or dried. It would also seem that Liatris spicata The Dense Blazing Star is the one that was used primamrily, which should help with whomever looks in the literature.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2008 at 6:18AM
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oakleif(z6 AR)

Both species were used.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2008 at 10:48PM
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brendan_of_bonsai(4b AK)

There are close to 20 species.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2008 at 12:43AM
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oakleif(z6 AR)

Really?

    Bookmark   December 28, 2008 at 3:11PM
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brendan_of_bonsai(4b AK)

Yes.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2008 at 4:03PM
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