Orchidaceae Cypripedium acaule Ait.

Pink Lady's Slipper

Cherokee - Drug, Anticonvulsive

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 42

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Scientific name: Cypripedium acaule Ait.
USDA symbol: CYAC3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Pink Lady's Slipper
Family: Orchidaceae
Family (APG): Orchidaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Anticonvulsive
Notes: Roots used for 'spasms' and 'fits.'

RECRD: 84837 id: 11912