University of Michigan at Dearborn Native American Ethnobotany Database
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Caulophyllum
31 entries


Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Cherokee Drug (Anticonvulsive)
Syrup or decoction of root given for "fits and hysterics."
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey 1975 Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History. Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co. (p. 30)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Cherokee Drug (Antirheumatic (Internal))
Root used for rheumatism.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey 1975 Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History. Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co. (p. 30)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Cherokee Drug (Dermatological Aid)
Leaves rubbed on "oak-poison."
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey 1975 Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History. Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co. (p. 30)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Cherokee Drug (Gastrointestinal Aid)
Taken for "colics and nerves" or root ooze held in mouth for toothache.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey 1975 Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History. Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co. (p. 30)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Cherokee Drug (Gynecological Aid)
Plant promoted childbirth and used for womb inflammation.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey 1975 Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History. Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co. (p. 30)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Cherokee Drug (Sedative)
Syrup or decoction of root given for "fits and hysterics."
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey 1975 Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History. Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co. (p. 30)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Cherokee Drug (Toothache Remedy)
Root ooze held in mouth for toothache.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey 1975 Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History. Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co. (p. 30)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Chippewa Drug (Analgesic)
Compound decoction of root taken for cramps.
Densmore, Frances 1928 Uses of Plants by the Chippewa Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #44:273-379 (p. 344)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Chippewa Drug (Antihemorrhagic)
Infusion of scraped root taken for lung hemorrhages.
Densmore, Frances 1928 Uses of Plants by the Chippewa Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #44:273-379 (p. 346)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Chippewa Drug (Emetic)
Infusion of scraped root taken as an emetic.
Densmore, Frances 1928 Uses of Plants by the Chippewa Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #44:273-379 (p. 346)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Chippewa Drug (Gastrointestinal Aid)
Compound infusion of root taken for indigestion.
Densmore, Frances 1928 Uses of Plants by the Chippewa Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #44:273-379 (p. 342)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Chippewa Drug (Gastrointestinal Aid)
Compound decoction of root taken for stomach cramps.
Densmore, Frances 1928 Uses of Plants by the Chippewa Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #44:273-379 (p. 344)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Chippewa Drug (Gastrointestinal Aid)
Infusion of scraped root taken for biliousness.
Densmore, Frances 1928 Uses of Plants by the Chippewa Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #44:273-379 (p. 346)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Chippewa Drug (Pulmonary Aid)
Decoction of root taken for lung trouble.
Densmore, Frances 1928 Uses of Plants by the Chippewa Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #44:273-379 (p. 340)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Iroquois Drug (Antirheumatic (External))
Infusion of roots used as a foot and leg bath for rheumatism.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 333)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Iroquois Drug (Antirheumatic (Internal))
Compound decoction taken for rheumatism.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 333)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Iroquois Drug (Emetic)
Infusion of smashed roots taken to vomit for gall stones.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 333)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Iroquois Drug (Febrifuge)
Decoction of roots taken for any kind of fever.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 333)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Iroquois Drug (Liver Aid)
Infusion of smashed roots taken to vomit for gall stones.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 333)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Iroquois Drug (Tonic)
Roots used as a tonic.
Herrick, James William 1977 Iroquois Medical Botany. State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis (p. 333)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Menominee Drug (Gynecological Aid)
Decoction of root taken to suppress profuse menstruation.
Smith, Huron H. 1923 Ethnobotany of the Menomini Indians. Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:1-174 (p. 25)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Meskwaki Drug (Gynecological Aid)
Decoction of root taken for profuse menstruation.
Smith, Huron H. 1928 Ethnobotany of the Meskwaki Indians. Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:175-326 (p. 205)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Meskwaki Drug (Urinary Aid)
Decoction of root taken by men as a genito-urinary remedy.
Smith, Huron H. 1928 Ethnobotany of the Meskwaki Indians. Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:175-326 (p. 205)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Mohegan Drug (Kidney Aid)
Root, "very rare," used for kidney disorders.
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys 1972 Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians. Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission Anthropological Papers #3 (p. 71, 128)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Ojibwa Drug (Analgesic)
Root used for stomach cramps accompanying painful menstruation.
Smith, Huron H. 1932 Ethnobotany of the Ojibwe Indians. Bulletin of the Public Museum of Milwaukee 4:327-525 (p. 358)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Ojibwa Drug (Emetic)
Decoction of root taken as an emetic.
Smith, Huron H. 1932 Ethnobotany of the Ojibwe Indians. Bulletin of the Public Museum of Milwaukee 4:327-525 (p. 358)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Ojibwa Drug (Gynecological Aid)
Root used for stomach cramps accompanying painful menstruation.
Smith, Huron H. 1932 Ethnobotany of the Ojibwe Indians. Bulletin of the Public Museum of Milwaukee 4:327-525 (p. 358)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Omaha Drug (Febrifuge)
Plant used as a fever medicine.
Gilmore, Melvin R. 1913 A Study in the Ethnobotany of the Omaha Indians. Nebraska State Historical Society Collections 17:314-57. (p. 335)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Omaha Drug (Febrifuge)
Decoction of root, considered highly effective, given for fevers.
Gilmore, Melvin R. 1919 Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region. SI-BAE Annual Report #33 (p. 83)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Ponca Drug (Febrifuge)
Decoction of root given for fevers.
Gilmore, Melvin R. 1919 Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region. SI-BAE Annual Report #33 (p. 83)



Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Blue Cohosh; Berberidaceae
Potawatomi Drug (Gynecological Aid)
Infusion of root taken to suppress profuse menstruation and aid in childbirth.
Smith, Huron H. 1933 Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians. Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230 (p. 43)



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