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High Bush Cranberry [ Viburnum opulus L. ]  

Viburnum opulus L.
  (V. trilobum Marsh.)

Apparently the Mi'kmaq sometimes referred to highbush cranberry as the "flat seed berry" plant.

According to Arthur Van Wart, in The Indians of the Maritime Provinces, their Diseases and Native Cures, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Vol. 24, 1922, p. 576, the Native people of the region used it to treat swollen glands. It was also used to make a tonic beverage.

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