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Mi'kmaq (Micmac) Medicines, Foods and Teas*
contributed by Laurie Lacey.

Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis L.)

The plant was used to treat kidney ailments. It was given to children in tea form to prevent bed-wetting. Bunchberry leaves were applied to wounds to stop bleeding and to promote healing. [Photograph adapted from Foster & Duke: 1990]

*The author is not responsible for the use of medicinal remedies mentioned above.
The information is given for cultural purposes only.

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