Physocarpus opulifolius (L.)Maxim. Roasaceae Distribution: North America. Austin (2004) reported it was used for gynaecological problems by the Iroquois and Menomini

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Physocarpus opulifolius (L.)Maxim. Roasaceae Distribution: North America. Austin (2004) reported it was used for gynaecological problems by the Iroquois and Menomini. Dr Henry Oakeley. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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and the root as an emetic by the Ojibwa and for treating gonorrhoea, tuberculosis and as a laxative (tribes in western USA). Plants are toxic. Photographed in the Medicinal Garden of the Royal College of Physicians, London.

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