Lauraceae Lindera benzoin var. benzoin

Northern Spicebush

Rappahannock - Drug, Abortifacient

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., R.B. Hassrick and E.S. Carpenter, 1942, Rappahannock Herbals, Folk-Lore and Science of Cures, Proceedings of the Delaware County Institute of Science 10:7-55., page 33

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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: Rappahannock
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Infusion taken to correct delayed menses.

RECRD: 88756 id: 20372