Berberidaceae Podophyllum peltatum L.


Delaware, Oklahoma - Drug, Laxative

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1942, A Study of Delaware Indian Medicine Practice and Folk Beliefs, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission, page 32, 78

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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, Oklahoma
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Laxative
Notes: Root used to make a laxative.

RECRD: 91868 id: 28689