Araliaceae Aralia racemosa L.
Chippewa - Other, Protection
Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1933, Some Chippewa Uses of Plants, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan Press, page 137
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Scientific name: Aralia racemosa L.
USDA symbol: ARRAR (View details
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Common names: American Spikenard
Family (APG): Araliaceae
Native American Tribe: Chippewa
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Protection
Notes: Decoction of root used to drive away 'blue tailed swifts.' 'Blue tailed swifts' were a type of lizard. When they became troublesome, the Indians used this decoction to drive them away.
RECRD: 31995 id: 4102