Araliaceae Panax quinquefolius L.

American Ginseng

Penobscot - Drug, Reproductive Aid

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., 1917, Medicine Practices of the Northeastern Algonquians, Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Americanists Pp. 303-321, page 310

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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: Penobscot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Reproductive Aid
Notes: Infusion of root taken by women to increase fertility.

RECRD: 90795 id: 25396