Thanks for asking! My Great Grandmother was full blooded Choctaw Indian. My grandmother was half. In the 1860's in East Central Mississippi there were a lot of Irish immigrant boys and men that came to Mississippi to work in the logging industry. There were a lot of Choctaw Indian families who were native to this region - they were left out of the indian relocation program from the 1830's (the famous Trail of Tears that relocated the Cherokees) due to a Treaty called "Dancing Rabbit". The Choctaw reservation is still over in Philadelphia Mississippi (complete with casinos). Anyway - as things would have it back in those days the Irish boys dated and married the indian girls - my great grandmother was one of those girls - my grandmother was one of their children - my mother her child and then me! I think my grandmother was so good to her children and grandchildren because she never knew her father's folks. They were all still in Ireland.
My grandmothers formulas were harsh, but still effective. Grape seeds and leaves, alfalfa, mints, barks, blackberry, garlic, onion, mustard seeds, all cooking herbs and of course good old castor oil! All these and more used in combination for different ailments. And let me tell you, she was QUEEN of the enema! If one of us grandchildren would even SNEEZE around her - out came the old enema bag!
My mother helped tweak her wormer formula and I added the idea of encapsulating the herbs. They began importing different herbs in the 70's and we got our most popular formula - the wormer - to where it is today.