Polygonaceae Rumex patientia L.

Patience Dock

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 32

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Scientific name: Rumex patientia L.
USDA symbol: RUPA5 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Patience Dock
Family: Polygonaceae
Family (APG): Polygonaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Juice and infusion of root used as poultice and salve for various skin problems.

RECRD: 94235 id: 35440