wild sarsaparilla


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Noun1.Wild sarsaparilla - common perennial herb having aromatic roots used as a substitute for sarsaparillawild sarsaparilla - common perennial herb having aromatic roots used as a substitute for sarsaparilla; central and eastern North America
genus Aralia - type genus of Araliaceae; large widely distributed genus of shrubs and trees and vines: spikenard; Hercules'-club
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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Along the trail you will find the rare black ash, its wood used to make baskets; the Yellow birch flowers, which is used to make tea; Wild Sarsaparilla with the root used to make tea for an all-purpose medicine; Sweetfern, with the leaves and twigs used to make tea and poultices for the treatment of poison ivy rash and other external sores.
Wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis) is not known to have the same effect and may be used as a substitute if sustainably harvested.