Thymelaeaceae Dirca palustris L.

Eastern Leatherwood

Potawatomi - Drug, Diuretic

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 85

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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: Potawatomi
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Diuretic
Notes: Infusion of inner bark taken as a diuretic.

RECRD: 85138 id: 12624