Liliaceae Allium cepa L.

Garden Onion

Shinnecock - Drug, Febrifuge

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: Febrifuge
Notes: Onion placed in a sick room to draw fever out.

RECRD: 80823 id: 2098