Fabaceae Gleditsia triacanthos L.


Delaware - Drug, Cough Medicine

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1972, Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission Anthropological Papers #3, page 30

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Scientific name: Gleditsia triacanthos L.
USDA symbol: GLTR (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Honeylocust
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
Native American Tribe: Delaware
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cough Medicine
Notes: Bark combined with bark of prickly ash, wild cherry and sassafras and used as a tonic for coughs.

RECRD: 42637 id: 16005