Acoraceae Acorus calamus L.


Menominee - Drug, Cathartic

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1923, Ethnobotany of the Menomini Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:1-174, page 22, 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: Menominee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cathartic
Notes: Root used as a 'good physic for the whole system, clearing the bile and all.'

RECRD: 80500 id: 1314