Scrophulariaceae Pedicularis canadensis L.

Canadian Lousewort

Ojibwa - Drug, Love Medicine

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1932, Ethnobotany of the Ojibwe Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of Milwaukee 4:327-525, page 432

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Scientific name: Pedicularis canadensis L.
USDA symbol: PECAC3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Canadian Lousewort
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Family (APG): Orobanchaceae
Native American Tribe: Ojibwa
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Love Medicine
Notes: Chopped root added to food as a love charm. The root was added to some dish of food that was cooking, without the knowledge of the people who were going to eat it, and if they had been quarrelsome, then they became lovers again. However, the informant said that it was too often put to bad uses.

RECRD: 255 id: 25658