Cucurbitaceae Echinocystis lobata (Michx.) Torr. & Gray

Wild Cucumber

Cherokee - Drug, Abortifacient

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 40

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Scientific name: Echinocystis lobata (Michx.) Torr. & Gray
USDA symbol: ECLO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Wild Cucumber
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Family (APG): Cucurbitaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Taken for 'obstructed menses.'

RECRD: 85301 id: 12931