Energetics: Cooling, Drying (though its action as a diuretic makes it an excellent herb for dry and/or scaly skin conditions).
Safe for Children? YES
Parts Used: Roots, though the seeds and leaves can be used externally in salves and poultices.
Preparations: Decoction (tea), Tincture
- Dry scaly skin conditions (Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis)
- Liver tonic
The Complete Herbs Sourcebook: By David Hoffman: Pg 231
The Earthwise Herbal - Volume 1: By Matthew Wood: Pg 103-107
Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs a Beginners Guide: By Rosemary Gladstar: Pg 107-111