Sarraceniaceae Sarracenia purpurea L.

Purple Pitcherplant

Cree, Woodlands - Drug, Abortifacient

Use documented by:
Leighton, Anna L., 1985, Wild Plant Use by the Woods Cree (Nihithawak) of East-Central Saskatchewan, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 59

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Scientific name: Sarracenia purpurea L.
USDA symbol: SAPUP6 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Purple Pitcherplant
Family: Sarraceniaceae
Family (APG): Sarraceniaceae
Native American Tribe: Cree, Woodlands
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Decoction or infusion of leaves taken for sickness associated with absence of menstrual period.

RECRD: 5689 id: 37180