Ericaceae Pyrola elliptica Nutt.

Waxflower Shinleaf

Iroquois - Drug, Anticonvulsive

Use documented by:
Herrick, James William, 1977, Iroquois Medical Botany, State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis, page 408

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Scientific name: Pyrola elliptica Nutt.
USDA symbol: PYEL (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Waxflower Shinleaf
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Iroquois
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Anticonvulsive
Notes: Decoction of roots and leaves given to babies with fits or epileptic seizures.

RECRD: 92944 id: 31784