Ericaceae Rhododendron maximum L.

Great Laurel

Cherokee - Drug, Antirheumatic (Internal)

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 52

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Scientific name: Rhododendron maximum L.
USDA symbol: RHMA4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Great Laurel
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Antirheumatic (Internal)
Notes: Compound decoction of leaf taken for rheumatism.

RECRD: 93434 id: 32860