top of page


Large-leaved Avens

Geum macrophyllum

Large leaved avens - IMG_4311.jpeg
Large-leaved Avens - IMG_4843.jpeg



Food and Medicinal Uses:

Xwókw'eltel is a numbing medicine, and was used to treat toothaches.

It is also a diuretic, astringent, and antimicrobial.

It is used as an eye wash, and treatment for stomach pain and indigestion, diarrhea, dysentery, stomach ulcers, coughs, sore throat, rheumatism, and menstrual disorders.

Also made into a wash to remove spots, freckles and "eruptions" from skin.

Was considered to be a contraceptive.

bottom of page