Latin name: Prunus americana Marsh.
Botanical family: Rosaceae
Growth habit: Tree
Vernacular name(s): wild plum (Eng.)
prunier d'Amérique (Fr.)
bogesanok, bû'gesana'tig (Ojibwa)
Bark and roots :Crushed and boiled with the roots of other plants as a remedy for diarrhoea [Ojibwa 84].
Bark :Used as a disinfectant [Ojibwa 47].
Roots :Decoction used against intestinal worms [Ojibwa 47].
Inner bark :Mixed with the trunk of a young Pinus strobus and the inner bark of Prunus serotina in a decoction used to treat cuts and wounds [Ojibwa 47].