Liliaceae Allium cepa L.

Garden Onion

Shinnecock - Drug, Disinfectant

Use documented by:
Carr, Lloyd G. and Carlos Westey, 1945, Surviving Folktales & Herbal Lore Among the Shinnecock Indians, Journal of American Folklore 58:113-123, page 120

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Scientific name: Allium cepa L.
USDA symbol: ALCEC (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Garden Onion
Family: Liliaceae
Family (APG): Nartheciaceae
Native American Tribe: Shinnecock
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Disinfectant
Notes: Used to destroy germs because of a volatile oil in roots.

RECRD: 80821 id: 2096