Acoraceae Acorus calamus L.


Rappahannock - Drug, Sedative

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., R.B. Hassrick and E.S. Carpenter, 1942, Rappahannock Herbals, Folk-Lore and Science of Cures, Proceedings of the Delaware County Institute of Science 10:7-55., page 30

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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: Rappahannock
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Sedative
Notes: Infusion given to children and babies for fretfulness.

RECRD: 80556 id: 1384