broad-leaved water plantain (Eng.) alisma commun (Fr.) mitihimaskihkih (Cree)
Powdered stem base used as an ingredient in a many-herb remedy to treat various ailments [Cree 95]. Dried stem base eaten directly or grated and taken in water for heart troubles, stomachache, cramps and stomach flu, constipation, prevent fainting during childbirth [Cree 95].