Indian Physic

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What other names is Indian Physic known by?

American Ipecacuanha, Bowman's Root, Gillenia, Gillenia trifoliata, Gillénie Trifoliée, India-física, Indian Hippo, Porteranthus trifoliatus, Spiraea trifoliata.

What is Indian Physic?

Indian physic is a plant. The dried root and root bark is used to make medicine. Be careful not to confuse Indian physic (Gillenia trifoliata) with Canadian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum) as both are known as Indian physic. Also be careful not to confuse Indian physic (Gillenia trifoliata) with black root (Leptandra virginica) as both are known as bowman's root.

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  • Digestive disorders, causing vomiting (emetic), and other uses.

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