Rhamnaceae Ceanothus americanus L.

New Jersey Tea

Chippewa - Drug, Laxative

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1933, Some Chippewa Uses of Plants, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan Press, page 136

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Scientific name: Ceanothus americanus L.
USDA symbol: CEAM (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: New Jersey Tea
Family: Rhamnaceae
Family (APG): Rhamnaceae
Native American Tribe: Chippewa
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Laxative
Notes: Infusion of roots taken for constipation with bloating and shortness of breath.

RECRD: 83603 id: 8590