Lauraceae Lindera benzoin var. benzoin

Northern Spicebush

Creek - Drug, Emetic

Use documented by:
Swanton, John R, 1928, Religious Beliefs and Medical Practices of the Creek Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #42:473-672, page 657

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Scientific name: Lindera benzoin var. benzoin
USDA symbol: LIBEB (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Northern Spicebush
Family: Lauraceae
Family (APG): Lauraceae
Native American Tribe: Creek
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Emetic
Notes: Compound containing plant taken to cause vomiting which purifies the blood.

RECRD: 88747 id: 20370