Asteraceae Sonchus oleraceus L.

Common Sowthistle

Houma - Drug, Abortifacient

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., 1941, A List of Plant Curatives Obtained From the Houma Indians of Louisiana, Primitive Man 14:49-75, page 64

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Scientific name: Sonchus oleraceus L.
USDA symbol: SOOL (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Sowthistle
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Houma
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Infusion of plant taken to 'make tardy menstruation come.'

RECRD: 95592 id: 38509