Araliaceae Aralia racemosa L.

American Spikenard

Cherokee - Drug, Disinfectant

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: Aralia racemosa L.
USDA symbol: ARRAR (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Spikenard
Family: Araliaceae
Family (APG): Araliaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Disinfectant
Notes: Infusion of roots and berries taken as an antiseptic.

RECRD: 81609 id: 4089