Young growth tips are supposedly edible and rhizomes contain edible starch.

Treatment for Insect bites; most species of ants and scorpions (formic acid) and is more effective that commercial treatments.

Recent research suggests that it is under suspicion of being carcinogenic and should be treated with great caution.  

Valuable source of potash (potassium).

Close relative of European Brake.

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