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Collinsonia canadensis

stone root

plant overview
the tonic for talkers

Stone root is a member of the mint family that is distributed throughout northeastern Canada and U.S. The herb is also known as horse balm, knob weed, knot root, hard back and various other common names. The leaves and roots of the plant, which contain resins, saponins, tannins, and mucilage, are traditionally used to produce tinctures and poultices for topical use. One of the best known uses of stone root is as a gargle to restore “preacher's throat.”

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Stone root
Collinsonia canadensis

stone root

plant overview
the tonic for talkers

Stone root is a member of the mint family that is distributed throughout northeastern Canada and U.S. The herb is also known as horse balm, knob weed, knot root, hard back and various other common names. The leaves and roots of the plant, which contain resins, saponins, tannins, and mucilage, are traditionally used to produce tinctures and poultices for topical use. One of the best known uses of stone root is as a gargle to restore “preacher's throat.”

01.
A Bit of Botany
a little botanical information on stone root

description
Collinsonia canadensis is a perennial herb of the Lamiaceae, or mint, family.

Stone root's stem is four-sided and is often very smooth (though sometimes is slightly pubescent) and grows three to four feet high. Its thin leaves are few in number, three to four inches long and two to three inches broad. The coarsely serrate leaves are acuminate, abrupt or subcordate at base, and may have a pungent lemon scent.

The plant's large often lemon-scented flowers are in loose, compound racemes; with a corolla half an inch or more in length. The corolla is yellow tinged with green, and its elongated lower lip is fringed. The very hard, dusky brown root of this herb is knotty and rough. It grows many slender fibers, that when fresh are of a somewhat unpleasant balsamic odor.

common names & nomenclature
Stone root was discovered by (and named for) Peter Collinson (1693–1768). Peter Collinson was an English merchant botanist, whose interest was in cultivating new American plants and transporting them to England.

Also known as:
stone root, horse balm, knob weed, knot root, hard back, hardhack, ox balm, richweed, heal-all

for educational purposes only

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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