Agavaceae Yucca filamentosa L.

Adam's Needle

Catawba - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Taylor, Linda Averill, 1940, Plants Used As Curatives by Certain Southeastern Tribes, Cambridge, MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 9

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Scientific name: Yucca filamentosa L.
USDA symbol: YUFI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Adam's Needle
Family: Agavaceae
Family (APG): Asparagaceae
Native American Tribe: Catawba
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Roots rubbed on body or decoction of roots taken for skin disease.

RECRD: 97530 id: 44051