Berberidaceae Berberis vulgaris L.

Common Barberry

Penobscot - Drug, Oral Aid

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., 1917, Medicine Practices of the Northeastern Algonquians, Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Americanists Pp. 303-321, page 309

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Scientific name: Berberis vulgaris L.
USDA symbol: BEVU (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Barberry
Family: Berberidaceae
Family (APG): Berberidaceae
Native American Tribe: Penobscot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Oral Aid
Notes: Poultice of pounded root or bark applied to ulcerated gums.

RECRD: 83085 id: 7043