Brassicaceae Lepidium virginicum L.

Virginia Pepperweed

Cherokee - Drug, Veterinary 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 48

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Scientific name: Lepidium virginicum L.
USDA symbol: LEVIV2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Virginia Pepperweed
Family: Brassicaceae
Family (APG): Brassicaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Veterinary Aid
Notes: Infusion given to sick chickens and mixed with feed to make chickens lay.

RECRD: 88602 id: 19940