Lamiaceae Monarda didyma L.

Scarlet Beebalm

Cherokee - Drug, Febrifuge

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: Monarda didyma L.
USDA symbol: MODI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Scarlet Beebalm
Family: Lamiaceae
Family (APG): Lamiaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Febrifuge
Notes: Hot infusion of leaf used to 'bring out measles' and infusion used as febrifuge.

RECRD: 89875 id: 23180