Euphorbiaceae Acalypha virginica L.

Virginia Threeseed Mercury

Cherokee - Drug, Misc. Disease Remedy

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 61

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Scientific name: Acalypha virginica L.
USDA symbol: ACVI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Virginia Threeseed Mercury
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Family (APG): Euphorbiaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Misc. Disease Remedy
Notes: Root used for pox.

RECRD: 80133 id: 407