Apocynaceae Apocynum androsaemifolium L.

Spreading Dogbane

Ojibwa - Drug, Ceremonial Medicine

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1932, Ethnobotany of the Ojibwe Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of Milwaukee 4:327-525, page 428

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Scientific name: Apocynum androsaemifolium L.
USDA symbol: APAN2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Spreading Dogbane
Family: Apocynaceae
Family (APG): Apocynaceae
Native American Tribe: Ojibwa
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Medicine
Notes: Roots eaten during the medicine lodge ceremony. The roots are also chewed to keep the other witch doctors from affecting one with an evil charm.

RECRD: 227 id: 3758