Acoraceae Acorus calamus L.


Iroquois - Drug, Respiratory Aid

Use documented by:
Rousseau, Jacques, 1945, Le Folklore Botanique De Caughnawaga, Contributions de l'Institut botanique l'Universite de Montreal 55:7-72, page 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: Iroquois
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Respiratory Aid
Notes: Infusion of roots and roots from another plant used for hard respiration from lower chest pains.

RECRD: 50154 id: 1297