Smilacaceae Smilax pseudochina L.


Cherokee - Drug, Gynecological Aid

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 37

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Scientific name: Smilax pseudochina L.
USDA symbol: SMPS (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Bamboovine
Family: Smilacaceae
Family (APG): Smilacaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gynecological Aid
Notes: Compound decoction used to aid in expelling afterbirth.

RECRD: 95412 id: 38219