Acoraceae Acorus calamus L.


Cheyenne - Drug, Witchcraft Medicine

Use documented by:
Grinnell, George Bird, 1905, Some Cheyenne Plant Medicines, American Anthropologist 7:37-43, page 42

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Scientific name: Acorus calamus L.
USDA symbol: ACAM (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Calamus
Family: Acoraceae
Family (APG): Acoraceae
Native American Tribe: Cheyenne
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Witchcraft Medicine
Notes: Bit of root tied to clothes to keep night spirits away from children.

RECRD: 80450 id: 1210