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Wild Cucumber

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Wild Cucumber (Manroot, Sierra Manroot)
Paregien Ranch
March 20, 2009

Native uses: seeds roasted and eaten for kidney trouble; oil extracted from seeds for falling hair; crushed root mixed with sugar for saddle sores on horses; crushed pieces of green roots put in streams to stupify fish. The fleshy root of this climbing perennial may weigh as much as 100 pounds.

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