Ericaceae Kalmia angustifolia L.

Sheep Laurel

Penobscot - Drug, Analgesic

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 311

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Scientific name: Kalmia angustifolia L.
USDA symbol: KAAN (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sheep Laurel
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Penobscot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Analgesic
Notes: Compound poultice of plant used on cuts made in painful area to treat pain.

RECRD: 88333 id: 19261