Lamiaceae Mentha arvensis L.

Canadian Mint

Cree, Woodlands - Drug, Oral Aid

Use documented by:
Leighton, Anna L., 1985, Wild Plant Use by the Woods Cree (Nihithawak) of East-Central Saskatchewan, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 45

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Scientific name: Mentha arvensis L.
USDA symbol: MEAR4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Canadian Mint
Family: Lamiaceae
Family (APG): Lamiaceae
Native American Tribe: Cree, Woodlands
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Oral Aid
Notes: Ground flowers and yarrow placed in a cloth, moistened and rubbed on infected gums to remove pus.

RECRD: 5524 id: 22631