Lamiaceae Lycopus virginicus L.

Virginia Waterhorehound

Cherokee - Drug, Snake Bite Remedy

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 39

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Scientific name: Lycopus virginicus L.
USDA symbol: LYVI4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Virginia Waterhorehound
Family: Lamiaceae
Family (APG): Lamiaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Snake Bite Remedy
Notes: Root chewed, a portion swallowed, the rest applied to snakebite wound.

RECRD: 89278 id: 21538