Latin name: Actaea pachypoda Elliot Syn.: A. alba (L.) Mill.
Botanical family: Ranunculaceae
Growth habit: Herb
Vernacular name(s): white baneberry (Eng.)
actée à gros pédicelles (Fr.)
wapkadak (Ojibwa)
Used against menstrual disorders [Algonquin: 68].
Roots :Decoction given as a remedy for convulsions in both children and adults [Ojibwa 85]. , or to slow excessive blood flow from menstruation, childbirth or wounds [Metis 13].