Orchidaceae Spiranthes lucida (H.H. Eat.) Ames

Shining Ladiestresses

Cherokee - Drug, Pediatric 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 42

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Scientific name: Spiranthes lucida (H.H. Eat.) Ames
USDA symbol: SPLU2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Shining Ladiestresses
Family: Orchidaceae
Family (APG): Orchidaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Pediatric Aid
Notes: Warm infusion used as a wash for infants 'to insure fast, healthy growth.'

RECRD: 95689 id: 38762