|Solomon seal, (Polygonatum biflorum (Walt.) Ell.). Chinese Polygonatum roots are sliced and can be purchased at Chinese supermarkets. The root is rich in polysaccharides. Anti-diabetic, immune system stimulating. Cook it in stir fry or in noodle soups. (see false Solomon seal)|
|Polygonatum biflorum (Walt.) Ell.root was sliced and infused in water to treat indigestion, excessive menstruation and exhaustion. (More) Also: more as a wild food.|
|Polygonatum root (Solomon seal) as purchased in Oriental market. The sliced root is cooked with vegetable and meat dishes. Contains immune stimulating polysaccharides.|
Poligonato in Spanish; beatamaria in Catalan; Solomon Seal (plant on
left pictured in the Pyrenees near Andorra).
Polygonatum officinale rhizomes are used in traditional Spanish medicine. Root action is hemolytic, hypoglycemic. Used in infusion or in wine, acid or vinegar base. Combined with arnica tincture as an antiequimotico (Spanish), clearing or preventing bruises. Seek professional quidance.
Chemistry: mucilage, calcium oxalate, tannins, saponins, asparagin.
|Photo taken in Pyrenees near Setcases, east of Andorra.|