Acoraceae Acorus calamus L.


Delaware - Drug, Abortifacient

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1972, Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission Anthropological Papers #3, page 37

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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: Delaware
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Infusion of roots used for suppressed menses.

RECRD: 42783 id: 1276