Ericaceae Chimaphila umbellata (L.) W. Bart.


Rappahannock - Drug, Veterinary Aid

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., R.B. Hassrick and E.S. Carpenter, 1942, Rappahannock Herbals, Folk-Lore and Science of Cures, Proceedings of the Delaware County Institute of Science 10:7-55., page 26

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Scientific name: Chimaphila umbellata (L.) W. Bart.
USDA symbol: CHUMC2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Pipsissewa
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Rappahannock
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Veterinary Aid
Notes: Crushed and dried leaves mixed with the feed of mules to remove 'bot worms.'

RECRD: 83932 id: 9657