Aristolochiaceae Hexastylis virginica (L.) Small

Virginia Heartleaf

Cherokee - Drug, Gastrointestinal 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 37

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Scientific name: Hexastylis virginica (L.) Small
USDA symbol: HEVI3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Virginia Heartleaf
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Family (APG): Aristolochiaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gastrointestinal Aid
Notes: Infusion taken 'to stop blood from passing.'

RECRD: 82568 id: 17150