Urticaceae Pilea pumila (L.) Gray

Canadian Clearweed

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 52, 53

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Scientific name: Pilea pumila (L.) Gray
USDA symbol: PIPUP (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Canadian Clearweed
Family: Urticaceae
Family (APG): Urticaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Pediatric Aid
Notes: Infusion given to children to reduce excessive hunger.

RECRD: 91357 id: 27332