Euphorbiaceae Ricinus communis L.


Cherokee - Drug, Cathartic

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 24

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Scientific name: Ricinus communis L.
USDA symbol: RICO3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Castorbean
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Family (APG): Euphorbiaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cathartic
Notes: Infusion of beans used as a purgative.

RECRD: 93729 id: 33781