Asteraceae Ambrosia trifida L.

Great Ragweed

Meskwaki - Drug, Psychological Aid

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 210

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Scientific name: Ambrosia trifida L.
USDA symbol: AMTRT2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Great Ragweed
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Meskwaki
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Psychological Aid
Notes: Root chewed to drive away fear at night.

RECRD: 81045 id: 2898