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  FRESH LOMATIUM (Lomatium dissectum) ROOT 4 lb.

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Available Late February, March, April, & May; September, October & November & early December. Fresh roots are dug during the weekend and mailed early in the week. You may pre-order and the roots will be sent as soon as we can get them dug.

4 lb. freshly dug Lomatium Dissectum root. Lomatium roots are best dug from autumn to early spring while the plant lies dormant. The roots should be tinctured or infused in oil as soon after harvest as possible. These roots are shipped the day they were dug.

Lomatium dissectum is the most robust of the desert parsley. This fern-leafed variety is highly variable and has a wide range. It grows as much as four feet tall, making it the tallest of the Lomatium. The leaves, mostly basal, are large and divided into many segments. The multiple umbels develop on a long, leafless stalk, with early spring flowers that vary in color from deep purple (nearly black) to pale yellow. It most frequently grows in rocky habitats, particularly on talus slopes. It is often found growing among Arrowleaf Balsamroot. The root can be chopped and tinctured, infused in oil, or sliced and dried.

Lomatium dissectum is considered among many Native American tribes as one of the Bear Medicines (along with Osha and Arrowleaf Balsamroot) since in spring it sends up parts resembling furry, brown paws. Bear Medicine plants were used to heal the heart, liver and lungs.

Cautions: Some people have experienced rashes as a side effect. Lomatium should be taken in small doses. If too much is taken (exceeding seventy drops per day), a rash can occur. Should this happen, discontinue use of Lomatium. The rash will clear up in one to five days.

Constituents: Essential oil, tetronic acid, luteolin, gums, resin, glycosides, furocoumarins, pyronocoumarins, saponins, carbohydrates, fatty acids, and ascorbic acid.

Antiviral – Lomatium’s antiviral properties often make it effective against Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It is best taken as tincture in ½ teaspoon doses three times daily.

Immune Stimulant – A tincture of Lomatium helps the immune system during serious illness and flu. Take ½ teaspoon of tincture in hot water two to three times daily. A compound of the roots Lomatium and Arrowleaf Balsamroot is used as an herbal steam for lung or nasal congestion and asthma.

Wounds – Lomatium Salve is a very special, fragrant ointment for softening the skin, as well as disinfecting cuts and wounds.

PHOTOS: Freshly dug Lomatium dissectum root; Lomatium in bloom; cleaning freshly dug root before shipping.

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