"Natural":
Carrot Seed
Juniper (Juniperus communis)
Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
Wormwood
Mugwort (Artemisia herba alba)
Pennyroyal (Hedeoma pulegioides) or (Mentha pulegiumv) See: Pennyroyal Tea
Sage

Man-made hormonal:
RU-486

For actual medical procedures, see Abortion Methods.

Further Reading:
Conctraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance. 1992
Eve's Herbs: a History of Contraception and Abortion in the West. Harvard, 1997

A*bor`ti*fa"cient (#), a. [L. abortus (see Abort, v.) + faciens, p. pr. of facere to make.]

Producing miscarriage.

-- n.

A drug or an agent that causes premature delivery.

 

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