Be careful not to confuse Indian physic (Gillenia trifoliata) with Canadian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum), since both are known as Indian physic. Also be careful not to confuse Indian physic (Gillenia trifoliata) with black root (Leptandra virginica), since both are known as bowman's root.
People take Indian physic to treat digestion problems and to cause vomiting.
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