Liliaceae Aletris farinosa L.

White Colicroot

Catawba - Drug, Antidiarrheal

Use documented by:
Taylor, Linda Averill, 1940, Plants Used As Curatives by Certain Southeastern Tribes, Cambridge, MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 7

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Scientific name: Aletris farinosa L.
USDA symbol: ALFA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: White Colicroot
Family: Liliaceae
Family (APG): Nartheciaceae
Native American Tribe: Catawba
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Antidiarrheal
Notes: Infusion of leaves taken for bloody dysentery.

RECRD: 80777 id: 1969