Acoraceae Acorus calamus L.


Cree - Drug, Throat Aid

Use documented by:
Johnston, Alex, 1987, Plants and the Blackfoot, Lethbridge, Alberta. Lethbridge Historical Society, page 23

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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: Cree
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Throat Aid
Notes: Rootstock peeled, chewed and liquid swallowed for sore throats.

RECRD: 60568 id: 1229