Amaranthaceae Amaranthus spinosus L.

Spiny Amaranth

Cherokee - Drug, Ceremonial Medicine

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 23

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Scientific name: Amaranthus spinosus L.
USDA symbol: AMSP (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Spiny Amaranth
Family: Amaranthaceae
Family (APG): Amaranthaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Medicine
Notes: Used as an ingredient in a green corn medicine.

RECRD: 81010 id: 2835