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Skunk Cabbage in Newfoundland

Information taken from “Micmac Medicines” Remedies & Recollections by Laurie Lacey, Page (16)

A small piece of the root of the plant was steeped in a cup of water and a teaspoon of the warm medicine was taken three times daily for a period of four to five months to treat diabetes. It was also used to cure a toothache, as explained earlier. If you wish to find the source of this plant’s name, cut or bruise some of its leaves. An obnoxious odour much like that given off by a skunk will be released.

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Our spiritual grounds are located in different areas: Steel Mountain, Mendueuge (Devil’s Place), Calvary Hill, Hell’s Gultch, Hungry Grove, Seal Rocks, Molly Ann’s Cove, and the Mouth of Barachois.


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St. George’s Indian Band
P.O. Box 262
St. George’s, NL
Canada, A0N 1Z0

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