Cornaceae Cornus florida L.

Flowering Dogwood

Houma - Drug, Febrifuge

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., 1941, A List of Plant Curatives Obtained From the Houma Indians of Louisiana, Primitive Man 14:49-75, page 55

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Scientific name: Cornus florida L.
USDA symbol: COFL2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Flowering Dogwood
Family: Cornaceae
Family (APG): Cornaceae
Native American Tribe: Houma
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Febrifuge
Notes: Decoction of root or bark scrapings taken for fever.

RECRD: 84522 id: 10889