Aristolochiaceae Asarum sp.

Wild Ginger

Modesse - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Merriam, C. Hart, 1966, Ethnographic Notes on California Indian Tribes, University of California Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley, page 224

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Scientific name: Asarum sp.
Common names: Wild Ginger
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Family (APG): Aristolochiaceae
Native American Tribe: Modesse
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Poultice of fresh, large, green leaves applied as an antiseptic to cuts and boils.

RECRD: 6662 id: 6073