Polygalaceae Polygala senega L.

Seneca Snakeroot

Meskwaki - Drug, Heart Medicine

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1928, Ethnobotany of the Meskwaki Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:175-326, page 236

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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: Meskwaki
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Heart Medicine
Notes: Decoction of root taken for heart trouble.

RECRD: 91919 id: 28799