Polygonaceae Polygonum aviculare L.

Prostrate Knotweed

Choctaw - Drug, Gynecological Aid

Use documented by:
Campbell, T.N., 1951, Medicinal Plants Used by Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Creek Indians in the Early Nineteenth Century, Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 41(9):285-290, page 286

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Scientific name: Polygonum aviculare L.
USDA symbol: POAV (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Prostrate Knotweed
Family: Polygonaceae
Family (APG): Polygonaceae
Native American Tribe: Choctaw
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gynecological Aid
Notes: Strong infusion of whole plant taken freely to prevent abortion.

RECRD: 91960 id: 28894