This plant grows 4-7 feet in height. In August, it goes into bloom.
You can chew on the root to sweeten your breath.
Steep the root for a long time, making a tea. This as used by Native Americans to help with intermittent fevers, internal bruises, ulcers and liver affections. It is a stimulant and an antispasmodic. The tea is also claimed to help with enlarged spleen.
Always talk to your doctor before using herbal remedies.