People take canaigre for improving physical and athletic stamina, work efficiency, and thinking skills and concentration. They also take it as a general tonic to improve well-being. Other uses for canaigre include soothing irritated or swollen tissues and treating water retention, depression, and leprosy.
In manufacturing, canaigre is used for tanning leather and dying wool.
Canaigre is sometimes called red American ginseng, wild red American ginseng, or wild red desert ginseng. However, despite the "ginseng" name, it is not related to Panax ginseng, Siberian ginseng, or American ginseng and should not be confused with them.
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