Latin name: Lonicera dioica L. Syn.: L. dioica L. var. glaucescens (Rydb.) Butters
Botanical family: Caprifoliaceae
Growth habit: Vine
Vernacular name(s): glaucous honeysuckle, limber honeysuckle (Eng.)
chèvrefeuille dioïque (Fr.)
šabankuk (Ojibwa)
Sipahtik, sipaminukusiatik, sipaminitasiatik, sipaminakasiwa (htik, gaganonskiwaskwah, gaginawonskiwaskwah)
Soaked in water and used to wash hair to make it grow longer [Cree: 13].
Stems :Mixed with Cornus sericea and neakmižinš and used as a diuretic [Ojibwa 85]. Nodes cut off and discarded and the internodes boiled to make a drink taken as a diuretic [Cree 13]. Decoction used to treat blood clotting after childbirth, and venereal diseases [Cree 95]. Tea taken in kidney problems [Cree 96]. Boiled and taken as a diuretic [Dene 98]. Herbal water taken in heart ailments [Cree 93].
Bark :Mixed with other species in an infusion used instead of drinking water in case of dysuria [Ojibwa 85]. Tea used in menstrual difficulties, to treat kidney stones, or as a cathartic [Algonquin 69].
Inner bark :Infusion used as a diuretic [Cree 95].
Roots :Decoction used in lung trouble [Ojibwa 47]. Decoction drunk to treat chronic bladder problems [Cree 13]. or to relieve constipation [Dene 98].