Magnoliaceae Magnolia virginiana L.


Houma - Drug, Febrifuge

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., 1941, A List of Plant Curatives Obtained From the Houma Indians of Louisiana, Primitive Man 14:49-75, page 56

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Scientific name: Magnolia virginiana L.
USDA symbol: MAVI2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sweetbay
Family: Magnoliaceae
Family (APG): Magnoliaceae
Native American Tribe: Houma
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Febrifuge
Notes: Decoction of leaves and twigs taken for chills.

RECRD: 89393 id: 21820