Red Root is a member of the buckthorn family also known by a variety of common names, Such as Mountain Lilac, Redshank, Desert Buckthorn and New Jersey Tea.
The pinkish-red roots, which possess a spicy almost mint-like aroma, are harvested in spring and usually cut before completely dried. Red Root is rarely prepared in any form other than a decoction or tincture.
The dried root is used to produce teas, Infusions and syrups. May also be tinctured
Red root can be used in culinary and cosmetics purposes.