Polemoniaceae Phlox maculata L.

Wild Sweetwilliam

Cherokee - Drug, Pediatric 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 58

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Scientific name: Phlox maculata L.
USDA symbol: PHMAM (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Wild Sweetwilliam
Family: Polemoniaceae
Family (APG): Polemoniaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Pediatric Aid
Notes: Infusion of root used as a wash to make children grow and fatten.

RECRD: 91137 id: 26471