A decoction of the roots is a tea substitute
. It tastes like a weak sassafras tea
. A brew was used in Indian sweat houses as a body wash for aches and pains
The crushed ripe seeds are used as a perfume
A strong decoction of the roots is used as a tonic in the treatment of severe coughs and fevers
. This decoction can also be used as an eye wash and as a mouth wash for sore throats
. An infusion of the roots, mixed with oil, can be applied as a salve to sores, rashes, blisters and flesh wounds
. An infusion can also be used as a wash for aching joints, stiff sore muscles etc
Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame
. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer'
Division in spring or autumn. This should be done every 3 - 4 years in order to maintain the vigour of the plant
. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.
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Easily grown in any moderately good garden soil that is well-drained
. Prefers a soil rich in organic matter
. Prefers a rather damp soil
Plants are hardy to about -20°c.
Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus
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