Latin name: Hedysarum alpinum L. Syn.: H. alpinum L. ssp. americanum (Michx.) Fedtsch.
Botanical family: Fabaceae
Growth habit: Herb
Vernacular name(s): alpine hedysarum, bear root, Indian carrots (Eng.)
sainfoin alpin (Fr.)
treh (Dene)
Roots :Eaten raw or with duck or fish oil to increase appetite or to relieve diarrhoea [Dene 99]. Burned and smoke used to relieve sore eyes [Dene 98].