Berberidaceae Berberis vulgaris L.

Common Barberry

Shinnecock - Drug, Liver Aid

Use documented by:
Carr, Lloyd G. and Carlos Westey, 1945, Surviving Folktales & Herbal Lore Among the Shinnecock Indians, Journal of American Folklore 58:113-123, page 119

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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: Shinnecock
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Liver Aid
Notes: Decoction of leaves taken three times a day for jaundice.

RECRD: 83087 id: 7045