Linaceae Linum usitatissimum L.

Common Flax

Cherokee - Drug, Urinary 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 34

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Scientific name: Linum usitatissimum L.
USDA symbol: LIUS (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Flax
Family: Linaceae
Family (APG): Linaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Urinary Aid
Notes: Seeds used for 'gravel' or burning during urination.

RECRD: 88800 id: 20448