Young leaves were eaten as food. |
Medicine: An effective astringent. Chippewa made a powdered medicine from the underground root for sores inside children's mouths. An eyewash was made by steeping the plant in water. A poultice from the plant was also applied to relieve swollen feet.
Technology: The plant was boiled down by Austin Indians and added to red clay to make it mold more easily into cups.
Note: Also called Cranesbill.
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