Ericaceae Monotropa uniflora L.


Cherokee - Drug, Anticonvulsive

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 40

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Scientific name: Monotropa uniflora L.
USDA symbol: MOUN3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Indianpipe
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Anticonvulsive
Notes: Pulverized root given to children for fits, epilepsy and convulsions.

RECRD: 90006 id: 23420