Fabaceae Astragalus americanus (Hook.) M.E. Jones

American Milkvetch

Cree, Woodlands - Drug, Gastrointestinal Aid

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 31

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Scientific name: Astragalus americanus (Hook.) M.E. Jones
USDA symbol: ASAM3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Milkvetch
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
Native American Tribe: Cree, Woodlands
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gastrointestinal Aid
Notes: Roots chewed for stomachaches, cramps or stomach flu.

RECRD: 5394 id: 6446