Root, Rhizome & Tubers
Fall is the time of year when the plants energy is focused back into their roots, rhizomes or tubers. They are no longer producing leaves or flowers. Harvesting during this time of year it is best because the medicinal properties are most potent
Roots: Fleshy or woody roots are used for medicinal purposes. Roots may be solid, fibrous or fleshy
Rhizome: Is a fleshy or woody elongated stem that usually grows horizontally underneath the soil. Rhizomes often produce leaves above the ground and roots into the ground.
Tuber: A tuber is defined as a swollen, fleshy structure below ground.