A decoction of roots was sprinkled on hot stones and the smoke inhaled in Chippewa remedy for headaches.
Note: The name comes from the characteristic round scars on the root from old healed-over root branches, which resemble ancient wax seals. Do not confuse with False Solomon's Seal, which has it's feathery flower plume at the top of the plant, rather than the true Solomon's Seal's dangling bell shaped flowers.
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