Ericaceae Kalmia latifolia L.

Mountain Laurel

Cherokee - Drug, Disinfectant

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 42

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Scientific name: Kalmia latifolia L.
USDA symbol: KALA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Mountain Laurel
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Disinfectant
Notes: Infusion used as a wash 'to get rid of pests' and as a liniment.

RECRD: 88341 id: 19266