Polygalaceae Polygala senega L.

Seneca Snakeroot

Chippewa - Drug, Tonic

Use documented by:
Densmore, Frances, 1928, Uses of Plants by the Chippewa Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #44:273-379, page 336

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Scientific name: Polygala senega L.
USDA symbol: POSE3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Seneca Snakeroot
Family: Polygalaceae
Family (APG): Polygalaceae
Native American Tribe: Chippewa
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Tonic
Notes: Compound decoction of root or dried root alone taken as a tonic.

RECRD: 91918 id: 28791