Please make certain you know a plant before using it. If in doubt don’t. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.
I have eaten the leaves of wild sarsparilla they do not have much flavor. The roots I have made tea with and I do not think the tea tasted very good but it does have many health benefits. This is in the same family as Panax Gensing and has many of the same chemical properties which means it is adaptogenic.
It is in the same family as gensing so has many of the same properties.