Oxalidaceae Oxalis corniculata L.

Creeping Woodsorrel

Cherokee - Drug, Oral 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 56

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Scientific name: Oxalis corniculata L.
USDA symbol: OXCO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Creeping Woodsorrel
Family: Oxalidaceae
Family (APG): Oxalidaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Oral Aid
Notes: Leaves chewed for 'disordered saliva' and sore mouth.

RECRD: 90664 id: 25137