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Formula of Medicine for Pregnant Women (Deer's Medicine.) 1

They say, deer, you do this way when the young grow in your body. All day and all night you chew this brush. You drop your young without harm even in rocky places. You do this way for the sake of people. It is your medicine that does it. By the use of your medicine it will happen the same way to me.


275:1 Told at Hops, June 1901, by Mary Marshall.

The formula is said to the growing shrub, Ceanothus integerrimus. The tender shoots are then taken and chewed. The practice is followed during the first three months of the term to keep the fœtus of moderate size.

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