Acoraceae Acorus calamus L.


Mohegan - Drug, Panacea

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1972, Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission Anthropological Papers #3, page 69, 128

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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: Mohegan
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Panacea
Notes: Root chewed to insure good health and root carried to 'ward off sickness.'

RECRD: 80513 id: 1335