Fabaceae Senna hebecarpa (Fern.) Irwin & Barneby

American Wild Sensitive Plant

Cherokee - Drug, Cathartic

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 54

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Scientific name: Senna hebecarpa (Fern.) Irwin & Barneby
USDA symbol: SEHE3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Wild Sensitive Plant
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cathartic
Notes: Infusion given to children and adults as a purgative.

RECRD: 83483 id: 37701