Polygonaceae Polygonum virginianum L.


Cherokee - Drug, Pulmonary 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 42

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Scientific name: Polygonum virginianum L.
USDA symbol: POVI2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Jumpseed
Family: Polygonaceae
Family (APG): Polygonaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Pulmonary Aid
Notes: Hot infusion of leaves with bark of honey locust given for whooping cough.

RECRD: 96272 id: 28972