Aceraceae Acer rubrum L.

Red Maple

Cherokee - Drug, Eye Medicine

Use documented by:
Witthoft, John, 1947, An Early Cherokee Ethnobotanical Note, Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 37(3):73-75, page 73

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Scientific name: Acer rubrum L.
USDA symbol: ACRUR (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Red Maple
Family: Aceraceae
Family (APG): Sapindaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Eye Medicine
Notes: Decoction of inner bark boiled to a syrup and used as a wash for sore eyes.

RECRD: 80165 id: 609