Araliaceae Aralia nudicaulis L.

Wild Sarsaparilla

Penobscot - Drug, Cough Medicine

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 310

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Scientific name: Aralia nudicaulis L.
USDA symbol: ARNU2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Wild Sarsaparilla
Family: Araliaceae
Family (APG): Araliaceae
Native American Tribe: Penobscot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cough Medicine
Notes: Compound infusion of powdered root taken for coughs.

RECRD: 81594 id: 4072