Commelinaceae Tradescantia virginiana L.

Virginia Spiderwort

Cherokee - Drug, Laxative

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 56, 57

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Scientific name: Tradescantia virginiana L.
USDA symbol: TRVI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Virginia Spiderwort
Family: Commelinaceae
Family (APG): Commelinaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Laxative
Notes: Infusion taken as a laxative and plant mashed and rubbed on insect bites.

RECRD: 96298 id: 40517