Ericaceae Lyonia mariana (L.) D. Don

Piedmont Staggerbush

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 57

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Scientific name: Lyonia mariana (L.) D. Don
USDA symbol: LYMA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Piedmont Staggerbush
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Infusion used for toe itch, 'ground-itch' and ulcers.

RECRD: 89309 id: 21586