Asteraceae Vernonia glauca (L.) Willd.

Broadleaf Ironweed

Cherokee - Drug, Gastrointestinal 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 41

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Scientific name: Vernonia glauca (L.) Willd.
USDA symbol: VEGL (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Broadleaf Ironweed
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gastrointestinal Aid
Notes: Infusion of root given 'for stomach ulcers or hemorrhage.'

RECRD: 97057 id: 42935