Rubiaceae Mitchella repens L.


Delaware - Drug, Abortifacient

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1972, Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission Anthropological Papers #3, page 36

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Scientific name: Mitchella repens L.
USDA symbol: MIRE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Partridgeberry
Family: Rubiaceae
Family (APG): Rubiaceae
Native American Tribe: Delaware
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Infusion used for suppressed menstruations to strengthen the female generative organs.

RECRD: 42742 id: 23101