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.