squaw root


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Noun1.squaw root - tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinallysquaw root - tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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There are many edible wild plants such as peppermint, watercress, sego lilies, elderberries, peppergrass, currants, dandelions, squaw root, Mormon tea, lamb's quarters, nettle and thistle.
The Indian names for Blue Cohosh are Papoose Root or Squaw Root, which gives an indication of how it was used.