Araliaceae Aralia racemosa L.

American Spikenard

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 at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Spikenard
Family: Araliaceae
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