Phytolaccaceae Phytolacca americana L.

American Pokeweed

Rappahannock - Drug, Antidiarrheal

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., R.B. Hassrick and E.S. Carpenter, 1942, Rappahannock Herbals, Folk-Lore and Science of Cures, Proceedings of the Delaware County Institute of Science 10:7-55., page 29

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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: Rappahannock
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Antidiarrheal
Notes: Infusion of berries taken for dysentery.

RECRD: 91272 id: 26846