Polygonaceae Polygonum pensylvanicum L.

Pennsylvania Smartweed

Menominee - Drug, Gynecological Aid

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1923, Ethnobotany of the Menomini Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:1-174, page 47

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Scientific name: Polygonum pensylvanicum L.
USDA symbol: POPE2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Pennsylvania Smartweed
Family: Polygonaceae
Family (APG): Polygonaceae
Native American Tribe: Menominee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gynecological Aid
Notes: Compound infusion of leaf taken to aid post-partum healing.

RECRD: 92000 id: 28951