Other Names: sparrow grass, sperage
Traditional Uses:laxative, rheumatic and urinary disorders
Description: perennial herb that grows up to 6 feet
tall. Edible spears grow in spring. In summer,
greenish white flowers appear and on female plants
bear red berries in autumn. The rest of the plant has
a feathered fern look to it.
Uses: Use the tips or spears and fern in cooking.
Roots can be dug up for medicinal purposes such as a
laxative. The fern cooked as a tea can be used to
treat urinary disorders.
Infusion: Used to prepare more delicate parts of plants. 3 cups of water to 1 ounce dry herb or 1?