Valerianaceae Valeriana dioica var. sylvatica S. Wats.
Cree, Woodlands - Drug, Love Medicine
Use documented by:
Leighton, Anna L., 1985, Wild Plant Use by the Woods Cree (Nihithawak) of East-Central Saskatchewan, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 64
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Scientific name: Valeriana dioica var. sylvatica S. Wats.
USDA symbol: VADIS (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Woods Valerian
Family (APG): Caprifoliaceae
Native American Tribe: Cree, Woodlands
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Love Medicine
Notes: Roots used as a love medicine to attract a person whose affections were desired. It was a kind of bad medicine and viewed as a curse. The root of this plant was said by some to be an ingredient in love medicine; others denied this.
RECRD: 5753 id: 42497