Asteraceae Liatris spicata (L.) Willd.

Dense Gayfeather

Cherokee - Drug, Expectorant

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 27

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Scientific name: Liatris spicata (L.) Willd.
USDA symbol: LISPS (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Dense Gayfeather
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Expectorant
Notes: Root used as an expectorant.

RECRD: 88678 id: 20165