Name of Herb?

janellelee(10fl)October 5, 2008

Can anyone ID this herb growing in my yard? The Spanish folks use it in a tea. Thanking you in advance....Janelle

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trianglejohn

Rootbeer Leaf - Piper auritum

Though commonly used south of the border I have read that it has compounds that should not be consumed in large quantities. I grow it but I don't eat it. Its a relative of the plant that gives us peppercorns for black pepper.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2008 at 11:26AM
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janellelee(10fl)

Thanks!!!
It grows wild in my yard and I think it's so attractive!

    Bookmark   October 8, 2008 at 9:22PM
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