Aristolochiaceae Asarum canadense L.

Canadian Wildginger

Algonquin, Quebec - Drug, Anticonvulsive

Use documented by:
Black, Meredith Jean, 1980, Algonquin Ethnobotany: An Interpretation of Aboriginal Adaptation in South Western Quebec, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series Number 65, page 159

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Scientific name: Asarum canadense L.
USDA symbol: ASCA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Canadian Wildginger
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Family (APG): Aristolochiaceae
Native American Tribe: Algonquin, Quebec
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Anticonvulsive
Notes: Infusion of roots given to infants for convulsions.

RECRD: 11074 id: 5949