Asteraceae Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench

Eastern Purple Coneflower

Delaware - Drug, Venereal Aid

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1972, Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission Anthropological Papers #3, page 33

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Scientific name: Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench
USDA symbol: ECPU (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Eastern Purple Coneflower
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Delaware
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Venereal Aid
Notes: Roots combined with staghorn sumac roots and used for venereal disease.

RECRD: 42695 id: 12862