Asteraceae Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench

Eastern Purple Coneflower

Delaware, Oklahoma - Drug, Venereal Aid

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1942, A Study of Delaware Indian Medicine Practice and Folk Beliefs, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission, page 29, 74

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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, Oklahoma
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Venereal Aid
Notes: Simple or compound infusion of root, highly effective, taken for gonorrhea.

RECRD: 85292 id: 12863