Juncaceae Juncus tenuis Willd.

Poverty Rush

Cherokee - Drug, Pediatric 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 53

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Scientific name: Juncus tenuis Willd.
USDA symbol: JUTE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Poverty Rush
Family: Juncaceae
Family (APG): Juncaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Pediatric Aid
Notes: Infusion used as a wash to strengthen babies and given to babies to prevent lameness.

RECRD: 87995 id: 18392