Phytolaccaceae Phytolacca americana L.

American Pokeweed

Delaware - Drug, Gland Medicine

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1972, Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission Anthropological Papers #3, page 32

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Scientific name: Phytolacca americana L.
USDA symbol: PHAMA3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Pokeweed
Family: Phytolaccaceae
Family (APG): Phytolaccaceae
Native American Tribe: Delaware
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gland Medicine
Notes: Roots roasted and the salve used for glandular swellings.

RECRD: 42688 id: 26815