Caprifoliaceae Sambucus racemosa L.

Scarlet Elderberry

Menominee - Drug, Cathartic

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1923, Ethnobotany of the Menomini Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:1-174, page 27, 28

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Scientific name: Sambucus racemosa L.
USDA symbol: SARAR3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Scarlet Elderberry
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Family (APG): Caprifoliaceae
Native American Tribe: Menominee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cathartic
Notes: Decoction of peeled twigs, a drastic purgative, taken for severe constipation.

RECRD: 94724 id: 36811