Araliaceae Aralia racemosa L.

American Spikenard

Choctaw - Drug, Eye Medicine

Use documented by:
Campbell, T.N., 1951, Medicinal Plants Used by Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Creek Indians in the Early Nineteenth Century, Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 41(9):285-290, page 287

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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: Choctaw
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Eye Medicine
Notes: Decoction of root used to steam sore eyes.

RECRD: 81624 id: 4105