Aristolochiaceae Asarum canadense L.

Canadian Wildginger

Meskwaki - Food, Spice

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1928, Ethnobotany of the Meskwaki Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:175-326, page 255

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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: Meskwaki
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Spice
Notes: Root used to cook with an animal that had died, to remove the danger of ptomaine poisoning.

RECRD: 1228 id: 6030