Smilacaceae Smilax herbacea L.

Smooth Carrionflower

Cherokee - Drug, Burn Dressing

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 37

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Scientific name: Smilax herbacea L.
USDA symbol: SMHE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Smooth Carrionflower
Family: Smilacaceae
Family (APG): Smilacaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Burn Dressing
Notes: Parched and powdered leaves used for 'scalds.'

RECRD: 95386 id: 38186