Acoraceae Acorus calamus L.


Delaware, Oklahoma - Drug, Abortifacient

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1942, A Study of Delaware Indian Medicine Practice and Folk Beliefs, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission, page 31, 74

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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, Oklahoma
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Compound containing root taken for suppressed menses.

RECRD: 80476 id: 1280