Ericaceae Pyrola americana Sweet

American Wintergreen

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 55

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Scientific name: Pyrola americana Sweet
USDA symbol: PYAM (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Wintergreen
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: 'Stick on cuts and sores to heal them.'

RECRD: 92959 id: 31760