Caryophyllaceae Saponaria officinalis L.


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 26

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Scientific name: Saponaria officinalis L.
USDA symbol: SAOF4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Bouncingbet
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Family (APG): Caryophyllaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Used as a poultice for boils.

RECRD: 94886 id: 37123