Latin name: Acorus americanus (Raf.) Raf.
Botanical family: Araceae
Growth habit: Herb
Vernacular name(s): American sweetflag (Eng.)
acore d'Amérique (Fr.)
Rhizome :Poultice used to treat skin disorders, bee stings, cuts and burns, headache, arthritis, muscular aches and pains. Sucked or drunk as tea to treat sore throat, cough and cold. Tea used in diabetes, fever, heart problems and as a wash to treat facial paralysis [Cree 96]. Boiled and taken to treat diarrhoea, high blood pressure, sore throat, flu, cold, headaches, and pain [Cree 93].