Medicinal Uses for Partridge Pea:
Cherokee Drug (Sports Medicine): root medicine used to keep athletes from tiring.
Cherokee Drug (Stimulant): compound infusion given for fainting spells.
Seminole Drug (Antiemetic): cold decoction of plant used for nausea.
Wild Sarsaparilla, a Native Source of Energy and Health:
Much like its similarly named friend, sarsaparilla, wild sarsaparilla, (Aralia nudicaulis) is an amazing medicinal herb. In fact, Native Americans have been using the roots of both plants interchangeably for making traditional herbal remedies.
The roots can be made into a tincture, tonic, and herbal tea for internal use or used as a poultice for external use.
This herb has diaphoretic, diuretic, pectoral and stimulant properties.
Aside from that, it’s also a great detoxifier as it encourages the body to sweat all the toxins out. Wild sarsaparilla can treat a lot of ailments.
Internally, it’s used to treat cough, asthma, pulmonary diseases, rheumatism, and digestive problems. It can also help alleviate toothache and stomachache.
A poultice made from this herb can be used externally to treat sore muscles, joint pain, ulcers, burns, minor cuts, rash, insect bites, and other skin diseases such as eczema.
Benefits of Wild Sarsaparilla:
Cancer and tumor growth
Coughs and colds
Rheumatoid arthritis pains, joint pain or rheumatism
Skin problems, including psoriasis, toe fungus, wounds, ulcers and ringworm
Muscle pains or weakness
Low libido and sexual impotence
Infections, such as sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis and gonorrhea
Overheating and fevers
Dr. Axe on Benefits of Ginseng:
Using Partridge Pea as a Natural Laxative Tea:
Combine Partridge Pea with an anti-spasmodic herb to prevent gas and bloating.
Combine 2-3 grams Partridge Pea leaves with any of the following:
Desert Lavender, Marsh Fleabane, Pennyroyal, Pineapple weed. You can also combine Partridge Pea with dried ginger, cinnamon, cloves or peppermint, brewed together.
Combine 1 teaspoon Partridge Pea leaf with 1/4 teaspoon yellow dock and a scant teaspoon Licorice root. Steep 15 minutes.