Species Detail

Aralia racemosa L.
spikenard


Scientific Name:  
Aralia racemosa L.
Common Name:  
spikenard
Myaamia Name:  
kahkiitiahkwi (Dunn)
Uses:  
Medicinal
Harvest Seasons:  
Summer, Spring
Habitats:  
Beech-Maple Forest, Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory, Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Aralia racemosa L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  used medicinally
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  tea made by boiling
Botanical Sources  
Aralia racemosa L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   occurs in rich woods
Related Sources  
Aralia racemosa L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Steyermark remarks that young shoots and starchy rootstocks are a food source for some Indian tribes; and the berries possess a cathartic action p. 441 –