Phytolaccaceae Phytolacca americana L.

American Pokeweed

Cherokee - Drug, Laxative

Use documented by:
Witthoft, John, 1977, Cherokee Indian Use of Potherbs, Journal of Cherokee Studies 2(2):250-255, page 251

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Scientific name: Phytolacca americana L.
USDA symbol: PHAMA3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Pokeweed
Family: Phytolaccaceae
Family (APG): Phytolaccaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Laxative
Notes: Plant used in a side dish with laxative properties.

RECRD: 44536 id: 26801