Latin name: Baptisia tinctoria (L.) R. Br.
Botanical family: Fabaceae
Growth habit: Herb
Vernacular name(s): black root, wild indigo (Eng.)
baptisie des teinturiers (Fr.)
chepatakwawutupe (Cree)
Medicinal plant [Ojibwa: 86].
Roots :Mixed with Pyrola uliginosa, Galium aperine, Aralia racemosa, Streptopus amplexifolius, Acer pennsylvanicum, and Eupatorium perfoliatum in small quantities, steeped and drunk in gonorrhea, kidney problems, and blood spitting [Algonquians 63].
Rhizomes :Powder use as an emetic, cathartic, and on ulcers and syphilitic sores [Cree 74].