Sarraceniaceae Sarracenia purpurea L.

Purple Pitcherplant

Micmac - Drug, Antihemorrhagic

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., 1917, Medicine Practices of the Northeastern Algonquians, Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Americanists Pp. 303-321, page 316

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Scientific name: Sarracenia purpurea L.
USDA symbol: SAPUP6 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Purple Pitcherplant
Family: Sarraceniaceae
Family (APG): Sarraceniaceae
Native American Tribe: Micmac
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Antihemorrhagic
Notes: Strong decoction of root taken for 'spitting blood' and pulmonary complaints.

RECRD: 94908 id: 37199