Last week I stogged through the woods down the road to find some yellow root.
Yellow root grows along creeks and other waterways in my area of Appalachia.
- Yellow root tea can be used for stomach aliments. Use dried or fresh yellow root to make a tea-use 1/4 oz. yellow root to 16 ozs. of water. Strain the tea and allow it too cool before drinking. Drink a little of the tea when symptoms occur and store the rest in the frig to use as needed.
- A salve made with yellow root can be used to heal dry skin or chapped lips.
- Yellow root can be used to heal mouth ulcers, gum disease, and sore throats. Infuse a cup of water with 1 or 2 teaspoons of dried yellow root and then gargle with the mixture for a few minutes.
- Crush dried yellow root and sprinkle into cuts or abrasions to prevent infection.
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I find natural remedies fascinating and wish I had more experience using them.
If you use yellow root please tell us about it.