Liliaceae Aletris farinosa L.

White Colicroot

Rappahannock - Drug, Gynecological Aid

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., R.B. Hassrick and E.S. Carpenter, 1942, Rappahannock Herbals, Folk-Lore and Science of Cures, Proceedings of the Delaware County Institute of Science 10:7-55., page 34

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Scientific name: Aletris farinosa L.
USDA symbol: ALFA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: White Colicroot
Family: Liliaceae
Family (APG): Nartheciaceae
Native American Tribe: Rappahannock
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gynecological Aid
Notes: Infusion of plant given to women and girls for 'female troubles.'

RECRD: 80794 id: 1986