Polygonatum biflorum is a member of the lily family and a close relative to Lily-of-the-Valley. The plant is native to central and eastern North America, where historically, indigenous cultures consumed the starchy rhizomes of Solomon's seal in breads and soups. The young shoots are also edible raw or boiled, and they are similar to asparagus. The plant gets its name from a scar that develops on the rhizome, which resembles the ancient seal of King Solomon. Typical preparations include maceration as extract, infusion into herbal blends, or encapsulation.
No known precautions.
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