Acoraceae Acorus calamus L.


Shinnecock - Drug, Oral Aid

Use documented by:
Carr, Lloyd G. and Carlos Westey, 1945, Surviving Folktales & Herbal Lore Among the Shinnecock Indians, Journal of American Folklore 58:113-123, page 118

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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: Shinnecock
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Oral Aid
Notes: Root dried, cooked in sugar and eaten for the breath.

RECRD: 80559 id: 1387