Evidence of an ethnomedical form of aversion therapy on the United States-Mexico border

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Ethnographic data are presented on the use of a seed, haba de San Ignacio (Hura polyandra L. and Hura crepitans L.) to promote an aversion to the consumption of alcohol by problem drinkers in Mexican American and Mexican national populations on the United States-Mexico border.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-284
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Ethnopharmacology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes


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