Ranunculaceae Actaea rubra ssp. arguta (Nutt.) Hult‚n

Red Baneberry

Cheyenne - Drug, Gynecological Aid

Use documented by:
Grinnell, George Bird, 1972, The Cheyenne Indians - Their History and Ways of Life Vol.2, Lincoln. University of Nebraska Press, page 174

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Scientific name: Actaea rubra ssp. arguta (Nutt.) Hult‚n
USDA symbol: ACRUA8 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Red Baneberry
Family: Ranunculaceae
Family (APG): Ranunculaceae
Native American Tribe: Cheyenne
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gynecological Aid
Notes: Infusion of dried, pounded roots & stems taken after childbirth to make first milk pass off quickly.

RECRD: 1942 id: 1469