Pontederiaceae Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pav¢n

Kidneyleaf Mudplantain

Cherokee - Drug, Dermatological 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 45

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Scientific name: Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pav¢n
USDA symbol: HERE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Kidneyleaf Mudplantain
Family: Pontederiaceae
Family (APG): Pontederiaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Hot poultice of root applied to inflamed wounds and sores.

RECRD: 87385 id: 16981