Clusiaceae Hypericum perforatum L.

Common St. Johnswort

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 53

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Scientific name: Hypericum perforatum L.
USDA symbol: HYPE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common St. Johnswort
Family: Clusiaceae
Family (APG): Hypericaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Compound decoction taken 'to promote menstruation.'

RECRD: 87641 id: 17663