Urticaceae Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell

Canadian Woodnettle

Houma - Drug, Febrifuge

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., 1941, A List of Plant Curatives Obtained From the Houma Indians of Louisiana, Primitive Man 14:49-75, page 60

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Scientific name: Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell
USDA symbol: LACA3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Canadian Woodnettle
Family: Urticaceae
Family (APG): Urticaceae
Native American Tribe: Houma
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Febrifuge
Notes: Decoction of plant taken for fever.

RECRD: 88417 id: 19456