Araliaceae Aralia racemosa L.

American Spikenard

Penobscot - Drug, Venereal Aid

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 311

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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: Penobscot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Venereal Aid
Notes: Compound infusion of plant taken for gonorrhea.

RECRD: 81670 id: 4162