Liliaceae Hosta lancifolia Engl.

Narrowleaf Plantainlily

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 50

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Scientific name: Hosta lancifolia Engl.
USDA symbol: HOLA3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Narrowleaf Plantainlily
Family: Liliaceae
Family (APG): Nartheciaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Leaf rubbed on swollen legs and feet after scratching insect bites.

RECRD: 87500 id: 17414