Indian turnip


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Related to Indian turnip: Arisaema triphyllum

Indian turnip

n. Upper Northern & Midland US
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Noun1.Indian turnip - common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berriesIndian turnip - common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
Arisaema, genus Arisaema - tuberous or rhizomatous herbaceous perennials
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In 1904, Emily Holt, author of the "Complete Housekeeper," recommended Indian turnip root to halt cold-related coughs.
When it was boiled and cooled, he added fine pulverized poke root, mandrake, blood root and Indian turnip.

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