Berberidaceae Podophyllum peltatum L.


Delaware - Drug, Laxative

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1972, Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission Anthropological Papers #3, page 38

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Scientific name: Podophyllum peltatum L.
USDA symbol: POPE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Mayapple
Family: Berberidaceae
Family (APG): Berberidaceae
Native American Tribe: Delaware
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Laxative
Notes: Roots used to make a laxative.

RECRD: 42794 id: 28687