Campanulaceae Lobelia siphilitica L.

Great Blue Lobelia

Cherokee - Drug, Dermatological 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 28

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Scientific name: Lobelia siphilitica L.
USDA symbol: LOSIS2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Great Blue Lobelia
Family: Campanulaceae
Family (APG): Campanulaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Poultice of root used for 'risings' and infusion used for 'sores hard to heal.'

RECRD: 88937 id: 20696