Portulacaceae Lewisia rediviva Pursh

Oregon Bitterroot

Nez Perce - Drug, Gynecological Aid

Use documented by:
Hart, Jeff, 1992, Montana Native Plants and Early Peoples, Helena. Montana Historical Society Press, page 46

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Scientific name: Lewisia rediviva Pursh
USDA symbol: LERER (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Oregon Bitterroot
Family: Portulacaceae
Family (APG): Portulacaceae
Native American Tribe: Nez Perce
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gynecological Aid
Notes: Infusion of roots taken for increased milk flow after childbirth.

RECRD: 45427 id: 20031