Rubiaceae Cephalanthus occidentalis L.

Common Buttonbush

Chickasaw - Drug, Eye Medicine

Use documented by:
Taylor, Linda Averill, 1940, Plants Used As Curatives by Certain Southeastern Tribes, Cambridge, MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 58

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Scientific name: Cephalanthus occidentalis L.
USDA symbol: CEOC2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Buttonbush
Family: Rubiaceae
Family (APG): Rubiaceae
Native American Tribe: Chickasaw
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Eye Medicine
Notes: Poultice of warmed roots applied to the head for eye troubles.

RECRD: 83698 id: 8825