Latin name: Amelanchier canadensis (L.) Medik.
Botanical family: Rosaceae
Growth habit: Tree
Vernacular name(s): shadbush, serviceberry (Eng.)
amélanchier du Canada (Fr.)
gizigwa'kominaga'wûnj (Ojibwa)
Roots :Steeped and taken to slow heavy menstrual flow [Ojibwa 47]. Decoction combined with roots of cherry and young oak taken to treat dysentery; [Ojibwa 47].
Bark :Decoction combined with pin cherry, choke cherry and wild cherry taken to treat "female diseases" [Ojibwa 47].
Inner bark :Decoction used as a disinfectant [Ojibwa 47].