Fabaceae Stylosanthes biflora (L.) B.S.P.

Sidebeak Pencilflower

Cherokee - Drug, Abortifacient

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 57

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Scientific name: Stylosanthes biflora (L.) B.S.P.
USDA symbol: STBI2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sidebeak Pencilflower
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Compound used to promote menstruation.

RECRD: 95772 id: 38997