Poaceae Elymus repens (L.) Gould


Cherokee - Drug, Orthopedic Aid

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 31

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Scientific name: Elymus repens (L.) Gould
USDA symbol: ELRE4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Quackgrass
Family: Poaceae
Family (APG): Poaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Orthopedic Aid
Notes: Decoction used to wash swollen legs and infusion taken for 'gravel.'

RECRD: 80774 id: 13048