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
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Medicinal  used medicinally
Walker, M. 2004, June 2 Use - Medicinal  tea made by boiling
Botanical Sources  
Aralia racemosa L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   occurs in rich woods
Related Sources  
Aralia racemosa L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Steyermark, J.A. 1963   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 –