Polygonaceae Polygonum persicaria L.

Spotted Ladysthumb

Cherokee - Drug, Analgesic

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 26

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Scientific name: Polygonum persicaria L.
USDA symbol: POPE3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Spotted Ladysthumb
Family: Polygonaceae
Family (APG): Polygonaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Analgesic
Notes: Decoction mixed with meal and used as poultice for pain.

RECRD: 92001 id: 28954