Oleaceae Fraxinus americana L.

White Ash

Penobscot - Drug, Gynecological Aid

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., 1917, Medicine Practices of the Northeastern Algonquians, Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Americanists Pp. 303-321, page 310

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Scientific name: Fraxinus americana L.
USDA symbol: FRAM2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: White Ash
Family: Oleaceae
Family (APG): Oleaceae
Native American Tribe: Penobscot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gynecological Aid
Notes: Strong decoction of leaves taken after childbirth for cleansing.

RECRD: 86334 id: 15215