Smilacaceae Smilax laurifolia L.

Laurel Greenbrier

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 24

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Scientific name: Smilax laurifolia L.
USDA symbol: SMLA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Laurel Greenbrier
Family: Smilacaceae
Family (APG): Smilacaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Astringent and slightly tonic root bark used as a wash for burns and sores.

RECRD: 95403 id: 38206