Scrophulariaceae Penstemon laevigatus Ait.

Eastern Smooth Beardtongue

Cherokee - Drug, Gastrointestinal 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 25

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Scientific name: Penstemon laevigatus Ait.
USDA symbol: PELA8 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Eastern Smooth Beardtongue
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Family (APG): Orobanchaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gastrointestinal Aid
Notes: Infusion taken for cramps.

RECRD: 90976 id: 25927