Polygonaceae Polygonum persicaria L.

Spotted Ladysthumb

Iroquois - Drug, Antirheumatic (External)

Use documented by:
Herrick, James William, 1977, Iroquois Medical Botany, State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis, page 315

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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: Iroquois
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Antirheumatic (External)
Notes: Decoction of plant used as a foot and leg soak for rheumatism.

RECRD: 92006 id: 28959