Rosaceae Potentilla simplex Michx.

Common Cinquefoil

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 29

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Scientific name: Potentilla simplex Michx.
USDA symbol: POSI2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Cinquefoil
Family: Rosaceae
Family (APG): Rosaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Infusion of astringent root used as a mouthwash for 'thrash.'

RECRD: 92312 id: 29858