Asteraceae Ambrosia trifida L.

Great Ragweed

Cherokee - Drug, Dermatological 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

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Scientific name: Ambrosia trifida L.
USDA symbol: AMTRT2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Great Ragweed
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Crushed leaves rubbed on insect sting and infusion of leaf rubbed on hives.

RECRD: 81041 id: 2891