Fabaceae Gymnocladus dioicus (L.) K. Koch

Kentucky Coffeetree

Dakota - Drug, Laxative

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 89, 90

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Scientific name: Gymnocladus dioicus (L.) K. Koch
USDA symbol: GYDI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Kentucky Coffeetree
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
Native American Tribe: Dakota
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Laxative
Notes: Infusion of root used as an enema and infallible remedy for constipation.

RECRD: 87009 id: 16367