Liliaceae Veratrum viride Ait.

American False Hellebore

Kwakiutl - Drug, Abortifacient

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy Chapman and Marcus A. M. Bell, 1973, The Ethnobotany of the Southern Kwakiutl Indians of British Columbia, Economic Botany 27:257-310, page 273

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Scientific name: Veratrum viride Ait.
USDA symbol: VEVI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American False Hellebore
Family: Liliaceae
Family (APG): Nartheciaceae
Native American Tribe: Kwakiutl
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Juice taken by women to bring about an abortion.

RECRD: 96897 id: 42702