Rosaceae Geum rivale L.

Purple Avens

Micmac - Drug, Cough Medicine

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 316

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Scientific name: Geum rivale L.
USDA symbol: GERI2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Purple Avens
Family: Rosaceae
Family (APG): Rosaceae
Native American Tribe: Micmac
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cough Medicine
Notes: Decoction of root taken, especially by children, for coughs.

RECRD: 86617 id: 15918