Botanical name: 

ALISMA PLANTAGO, L. Water Plantain. Had once much celebrity in Russia, as a cure for hydrophobia: time has not confirmed this valuable property.

ALISMA ODORATA, Raf. Fl. lud. Sweet Plantain. The whole plant odorous, used for wounds and bruises in Louisiana.

Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America, Vol. 2, 1830, was written by C. S. Rafinesque.