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Indian Turnip or Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Indian Turnip (Jack-in-the-Pulpit)
Arisaema Stewardsonii Britt.

This plant is called Segabun by the Mi'kmaq people.

Slices of the bulb were dried outdoors for at least four weeks and taken internally to treat tuberculosis and other chest complaints. It was also used to treat stomach problems in general.

The bulb or any part of the plant should not be used in a green state as it is toxic when fresh.

In many areas, this plant is endangered, and should not be gathered indiscriminately. If you wish to collect a bulb you should dig it from an area where the plant is plentiful.

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