Rosaceae Heteromeles arbutifolia (Lindl.) M. Roemer


Costanoan (Olhonean) - Drug, Abortifacient

Use documented by:
Merriam, C. Hart, 1966, Ethnographic Notes on California Indian Tribes, University of California Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley, page 373

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Scientific name: Heteromeles arbutifolia (Lindl.) M. Roemer
USDA symbol: HEARA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Toyon
Family: Rosaceae
Family (APG): Rosaceae
Native American Tribe: Costanoan (Olhonean)
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Infusion of leaves taken 'for suppression of menses or irregular menses of girls.'

RECRD: 6811 id: 16985