Liliaceae Amianthium muscitoxicum (Walt.) Gray


Cherokee - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Witthoft, John, 1947, An Early Cherokee Ethnobotanical Note, Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 37(3):73-75, page 74

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Scientific name: Amianthium muscitoxicum (Walt.) Gray
USDA symbol: AMMU (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Flypoison
Family: Liliaceae
Family (APG): Nartheciaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Root used as a sure, but severe, cure for itch.

RECRD: 81075 id: 3176