Amaranthaceae Amaranthus retroflexus L.

Redroot Amaranth

Mohegan - Drug, Throat Aid

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1972, Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission Anthropological Papers #3, page 70, 128

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Scientific name: Amaranthus retroflexus L.
USDA symbol: AMRE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Redroot Amaranth
Family: Amaranthaceae
Family (APG): Amaranthaceae
Native American Tribe: Mohegan
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Throat Aid
Notes: Infusion of leaves taken for hoarseness.

RECRD: 81009 id: 2814