Araliaceae Panax quinquefolius L.

American Ginseng

Menominee - Drug, Psychological Aid

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1923, Ethnobotany of the Menomini Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:1-174, page 24

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Scientific name: Panax quinquefolius L.
USDA symbol: PAQU (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Ginseng
Family: Araliaceae
Family (APG): Araliaceae
Native American Tribe: Menominee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Psychological Aid
Notes: Plant acted as a tonic and 'strengthener of mental powers.'

RECRD: 90788 id: 25383