Saururaceae Saururus cernuus L.

Lizards Tail

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 43

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Scientific name: Saururus cernuus L.
USDA symbol: SACE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Lizards Tail
Family: Saururaceae
Family (APG): Saururaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Roasted and mashed roots used as poultice.

RECRD: 94979 id: 37314