Calycanthaceae Calycanthus floridus L.

Eastern Sweetshrub

Cherokee - Drug, Eye Medicine

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 58

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Scientific name: Calycanthus floridus L.
USDA symbol: CAFLF (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Eastern Sweetshrub
Family: Calycanthaceae
Family (APG): Calycanthaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Eye Medicine
Notes: Cold infusion of bark used as eye drops for persons losing eyesight.

RECRD: 83319 id: 7814