Polygonaceae Polygonum hydropiper L.

Marshpepper Knotweed

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 55

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Scientific name: Polygonum hydropiper L.
USDA symbol: POHY (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Marshpepper Knotweed
Family: Polygonaceae
Family (APG): Polygonaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Pediatric Aid
Notes: Leaves rubbed on children's thumb to prevent thumb sucking.

RECRD: 91983 id: 28930