Rhamnaceae Rhamnus cathartica L.

Common Buckthorn

Cherokee - Drug, Eye Medicine

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 27

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Scientific name: Rhamnus cathartica L.
USDA symbol: RHCA3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Buckthorn
Family: Rhamnaceae
Family (APG): Rhamnaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Eye Medicine
Notes: Used as wash for sore and inflamed eyes.

RECRD: 93375 id: 32781