Lauraceae Persea borbonia (L.) Spreng.


Seminole - Drug, Abortifacient

Use documented by:
Sturtevant, William, 1954, The Mikasuki Seminole: Medical Beliefs and Practices, Yale University, PhD Thesis, page 320

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Scientific name: Persea borbonia (L.) Spreng.
USDA symbol: PEBO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Redbay
Family: Lauraceae
Family (APG): Lauraceae
Native American Tribe: Seminole
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Infusion of leaves taken to abort a fetus up to about four months old.

RECRD: 62220 id: 26071