Thymelaeaceae Dirca palustris L.

Eastern Leatherwood

Algonquin, Quebec - Drug, Laxative

Use documented by:
Black, Meredith Jean, 1980, Algonquin Ethnobotany: An Interpretation of Aboriginal Adaptation in South Western Quebec, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series Number 65, page 202

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Scientific name: Dirca palustris L.
USDA symbol: DIPA9 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Eastern Leatherwood
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Family (APG): Thymelaeaceae
Native American Tribe: Algonquin, Quebec
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Laxative
Notes: Infusion of inner bark taken as a laxative tea.

RECRD: 11115 id: 12591