Latin name: Alisma plantago-aquatica L.
Botanical family: Alismataceae
Growth habit: Herb
Vernacular name(s): broad-leaved water plantain (Eng.)
alisma commun (Fr.)
mitihimaskihkih (Cree)
Stem :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].