Entry Detail


spikenard


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Common Name:  
spikenard
Myaamia Name:  
kahkiitiaahkwi
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Walker, M. 2004 Use - Medicinal 

Tea is made by boiling "spicnert", horehound, comfrey, cherry bark and "alicompain".

Dunn, J.P. ca. 1900 Use - Medicinal 

"kakĭ′tyakwĭ, used medicinally"

Botanical Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. and Cronquist, A. 1991 Habitat 

Occurs in rich woods in eastern and western Myaamia lands.

Related Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Steyermark, J.A. 1963  

Young shoots and starchy rootstocks are a food source for some Indian tribes, and the berries possess a cathartic action.