Cynanchum caudatum – Famine Foods

Cynanchum caudatum

Uses

China: leaves and roots eaten. The root is peeled, sliced, boiled in several changes of water to remove the acrid element, washed and boiled again until it is very thoroughly cooked.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Maxim.
Misc:
The root contains cynanchotoxin, which can induce paralysis.

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