Acoraceae Acorus calamus L.


Dakota - Drug, Psychological Aid

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 69, 70

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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: Dakota
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Psychological Aid
Notes: Paste of rootstock rubbed on warrior's face to prevent excitement and fear.

RECRD: 80474 id: 1273