Latin name: Pyrola asarifolia Michx.
Botanical family: Pyrolaceae
Growth habit: Herb
Vernacular name(s): asarum-leaved wintergreen (Eng.)
pyrole à feuilles d'asaret (Fr.)
sasdzaghé (Chipewyan)
amiskowehtawakewuskos, amiskotawakayipak, miskisikomaski (hkih, wawipak Cree)
Decoction taken to stop blood coughing [Cree: 95].
Leaves :Mashed with lard and put on a cut to stop bleeding and promote healing [Dene 13; Chipewyan 92]. Chewed to relieve toothache [Dene 13; Chipewyan 92]. Decoction used as a diuretic to treat severe back pain from kidney trouble including kidney stones and urinary tract blockage or scanty urination [Dene 13]. Infusion used to treat sore eyes [Cree 95].