Family Name: Orobanchaceae
Botanical Name(s): Epifagus virginiana
Popular Name(s): Pinedrops, Beechdrops
Parts Used: The complete plant
Habitat: Caner root is found in North America.
Description: Caner root is an herbaceous red coloured plant
which can grow up to a height of 6-20 inches. It possesses a scaly,
tuberous root and a branching, slender, leafless stem. Its flowers are
irregular in shape, up to 1cm long and reddish, brown or yellowish in
colour. The flowers bloom in August to October.
Uses: Caner root has astringent properties. It is used
externally for healing wounds, bruises, cuts and skin irritation.