Rosaceae Prunus virginiana L.

Common Chokecherry

Blackfoot - Drug, Cathartic

Use documented by:
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 68

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Scientific name: Prunus virginiana L.
USDA symbol: PRVIV (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Chokecherry
Family: Rosaceae
Family (APG): Rosaceae
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cathartic
Notes: Infusion of cambium and saskatoon taken as a purge.

RECRD: 3692 id: 30711