Anacardiaceae Toxicodendron vernix (L.) Kuntze

Poison Sumac

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 57

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Scientific name: Toxicodendron vernix (L.) Kuntze
USDA symbol: TOVE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Poison Sumac
Family: Anacardiaceae
Family (APG): Anacardiaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Plant considered poison and used in some form as a wash for foul ulcers.

RECRD: 93632 id: 40489