Rhamnaceae Berchemia scandens (Hill) K. Koch

Alabama Supplejack

Houma - Drug, Reproductive Aid

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 57

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Scientific name: Berchemia scandens (Hill) K. Koch
USDA symbol: BESC (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Alabama Supplejack
Family: Rhamnaceae
Family (APG): Rhamnaceae
Native American Tribe: Houma
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Reproductive Aid
Notes: Decoction of leaf and bark taken for 'impotency in male or female.'

RECRD: 83089 id: 7047