Scrophulariaceae Pedicularis canadensis L.

Canadian Lousewort

Mohegan - 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 74, 130

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Scientific name: Pedicularis canadensis L.
USDA symbol: PECAC3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Canadian Lousewort
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Family (APG): Orobanchaceae
Native American Tribe: Mohegan
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Infusion of leaves taken to induce abortion.

RECRD: 90902 id: 25656