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Hypericum ascyron L.
Great St. Johnswort
USDA HYAS80
Menominee Drug, Kidney Aid
Compounded with blackcap raspberry root and used for kidney troubles.
Smith, Huron H., 1923, Ethnobotany of the Menomini Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:1-174, page 37, 38
Hypericum ascyron L.
Great St. Johnswort
USDA HYAS80
Menominee Drug, Pulmonary Aid
Compound containing root used for weak lungs and as a specific for consumption.
Smith, Huron H., 1923, Ethnobotany of the Menomini Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:1-174, page 37, 38
Hypericum ascyron L.
Great St. Johnswort
USDA HYAS80
Menominee Drug, Tuberculosis Remedy
Root, thought to be a 'specific,' used in the first stages of consumption.
Smith, Huron H., 1923, Ethnobotany of the Menomini Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:1-174, page 37, 38
Hypericum ascyron L.
Great St. Johnswort
USDA HYAS80
Meskwaki Drug, Snake Bite Remedy
Powder of boiled root applied to draw poison from water moccasin bite.
Smith, Huron H., 1928, Ethnobotany of the Meskwaki Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:175-326, page 223
Hypericum ascyron L.
Great St. Johnswort
USDA HYAS80
Meskwaki Drug, Tuberculosis Remedy
Compound containing root used for consumption in the first stages.
Smith, Huron H., 1928, Ethnobotany of the Meskwaki Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:175-326, page 223
Hypericum brachyphyllum (Spach) Steud.
Coastalplain St. Johnswort
USDA HYBR3
Seminole Drug, Cathartic
Plant used as a cathartic.
Sturtevant, William, 1954, The Mikasuki Seminole: Medical Beliefs and Practices, Yale University, PhD Thesis, page 275
Hypericum concinnum Benth.
Goldwire
USDA HYCO3
Miwok Drug, Dermatological Aid
Decoction of plant used as a wash for running sores.
Barrett, S. A. and E. W. Gifford, 1933, Miwok Material Culture, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 2(4):11, page 171
Hypericum crux-andreae (L.) Crantz
St. Peterswort
USDA HYCR3
Choctaw Drug, Analgesic
Decoction of root used for colic.
Bushnell, Jr., David I., 1909, The Choctaw of Bayou Lacomb, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, SI-BAE Bulletin #48, page 23
Hypericum crux-andreae (L.) Crantz
St. Peterswort
USDA HYCR3
Choctaw Drug, Eye Medicine
Decoction of leaves used as wash for sore eyes.
Bushnell, Jr., David I., 1909, The Choctaw of Bayou Lacomb, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, SI-BAE Bulletin #48, page 23
Hypericum ellipticum Hook.
Pale St. Johnswort
USDA HYEL
Iroquois Drug, Abortifacient
Decoction of stems taken after the remedy for the suppression of menses.
Herrick, James William, 1977, Iroquois Medical Botany, State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis, page 386
Hypericum fasciculatum Lam.
Peelbark St. Johnswort
USDA HYFA
Seminole Drug, Cathartic
Infusion of roots taken for rat sickness: blocked urination and bowels.
Sturtevant, William, 1954, The Mikasuki Seminole: Medical Beliefs and Practices, Yale University, PhD Thesis, page 231
Hypericum fasciculatum Lam.
Peelbark St. Johnswort
USDA HYFA
Seminole Drug, Cathartic
Plant used as a cathartic.
Sturtevant, William, 1954, The Mikasuki Seminole: Medical Beliefs and Practices, Yale University, PhD Thesis, page 275
Hypericum fasciculatum Lam.
Peelbark St. Johnswort
USDA HYFA
Seminole Drug, Urinary Aid
Infusion of roots taken for rat sickness: blocked urination and bowels.
Sturtevant, William, 1954, The Mikasuki Seminole: Medical Beliefs and Practices, Yale University, PhD Thesis, page 231
Hypericum gentianoides (L.) B.S.P.
Orangegrass
USDA HYGE
Cherokee Drug, Abortifacient
Compound decoction taken 'to promote menstruation.'
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum gentianoides (L.) B.S.P.
Orangegrass
USDA HYGE
Cherokee Drug, Antidiarrheal
Infusion taken for bloody flux and bowel complaint.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum gentianoides (L.) B.S.P.
Orangegrass
USDA HYGE
Cherokee Drug, Dermatological Aid
Milky substance rubbed on sores.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum gentianoides (L.) B.S.P.
Orangegrass
USDA HYGE
Cherokee Drug, Febrifuge
Infusion taken for fever.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum gentianoides (L.) B.S.P.
Orangegrass
USDA HYGE
Cherokee Drug, Gastrointestinal Aid
Infusion taken for bloody flux and bowel complaint.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum gentianoides (L.) B.S.P.
Orangegrass
USDA HYGE
Cherokee Drug, Hemostat
Crushed plant sniffed for nosebleed.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum gentianoides (L.) B.S.P.
Orangegrass
USDA HYGE
Cherokee Drug, Snake Bite Remedy
Root chewed, a portion swallowed and rest used as poultice for snakebite.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum gentianoides (L.) B.S.P.
Orangegrass
USDA HYGE
Cherokee Drug, Strengthener
Infusion of root used as wash to give infants strength.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum gentianoides (L.) B.S.P.
Orangegrass
USDA HYGE
Cherokee Drug, Venereal Aid
Milky substance used for venereal disease.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum hypericoides (L.) Crantz
St. Andrews Cross
USDA HYHYH
Cherokee Drug, Abortifacient
Compound decoction taken 'to promote menstruation.'
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum hypericoides (L.) Crantz
St. Andrews Cross
USDA HYHYH
Cherokee Drug, Antidiarrheal
Infusion taken for bloody flux and bowel complaint.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum hypericoides (L.) Crantz
St. Andrews Cross
USDA HYHYH
Cherokee Drug, Dermatological Aid
Milky substance rubbed on sores.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum hypericoides (L.) Crantz
St. Andrews Cross
USDA HYHYH
Cherokee Drug, Febrifuge
Infusion taken for fever.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum hypericoides (L.) Crantz
St. Andrews Cross
USDA HYHYH
Cherokee Drug, Gastrointestinal Aid
Infusion taken for bloody flux and bowel complaint.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum hypericoides (L.) Crantz
St. Andrews Cross
USDA HYHYH
Cherokee Drug, Hemostat
Crushed plant sniffed for nosebleed.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum hypericoides (L.) Crantz
St. Andrews Cross
USDA HYHYH
Cherokee Drug, Snake Bite Remedy
Root chewed, a portion swallowed and rest used as poultice for snakebite.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum hypericoides (L.) Crantz
St. Andrews Cross
USDA HYHYH
Cherokee Drug, Strengthener
Infusion of root used as wash to give infants strength.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum hypericoides (L.) Crantz
St. Andrews Cross
USDA HYHYH
Cherokee Drug, Venereal Aid
Milky substance used for venereal disease.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides
St. Andrew's Cross
USDA HYHYH
Alabama Drug, Antidiarrheal
Infusion of entire plant taken for dysentery.
Taylor, Linda Averill, 1940, Plants Used As Curatives by Certain Southeastern Tribes, Cambridge, MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 42
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides
St. Andrew's Cross
USDA HYHYH
Alabama Drug, Eye Medicine
Infusion of plant used as an eyewash.
Taylor, Linda Averill, 1940, Plants Used As Curatives by Certain Southeastern Tribes, Cambridge, MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 42
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides
St. Andrew's Cross
USDA HYHYH
Alabama Drug, Orthopedic Aid
Decoction of mashed plants used as a bath for children too weak to walk.
Taylor, Linda Averill, 1940, Plants Used As Curatives by Certain Southeastern Tribes, Cambridge, MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 42
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides
St. Andrew's Cross
USDA HYHYH
Alabama Drug, Pediatric Aid
Decoction of mashed plants used as a bath for children too weak to walk.
Taylor, Linda Averill, 1940, Plants Used As Curatives by Certain Southeastern Tribes, Cambridge, MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 42
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides
St. Andrew's Cross
USDA HYHYH
Choctaw Drug, Eye Medicine
Infusion of leaves used as a wash for sore eyes.
Taylor, Linda Averill, 1940, Plants Used As Curatives by Certain Southeastern Tribes, Cambridge, MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 42
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides
St. Andrew's Cross
USDA HYHYH
Choctaw Drug, Gastrointestinal Aid
Decoction of roots taken for colic.
Taylor, Linda Averill, 1940, Plants Used As Curatives by Certain Southeastern Tribes, Cambridge, MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 42
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides
St. Andrew's Cross
USDA HYHYH
Houma Drug, Analgesic
Decoction of root taken, especially in childbirth, for severe pain.
Speck, Frank G., 1941, A List of Plant Curatives Obtained From the Houma Indians of Louisiana, Primitive Man 14:49-75, page 55
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides
St. Andrew's Cross
USDA HYHYH
Houma Drug, Febrifuge
Decoction of scraped roots and bark taken for fever.
Speck, Frank G., 1941, A List of Plant Curatives Obtained From the Houma Indians of Louisiana, Primitive Man 14:49-75, page 55
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides
St. Andrew's Cross
USDA HYHYH
Houma Drug, Gynecological Aid
Decoction of root taken, especially in childbirth, for severe pain.
Speck, Frank G., 1941, A List of Plant Curatives Obtained From the Houma Indians of Louisiana, Primitive Man 14:49-75, page 55
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides
St. Andrew's Cross
USDA HYHYH
Houma Drug, Toothache Remedy
Bark used to pack aching tooth.
Speck, Frank G., 1941, A List of Plant Curatives Obtained From the Houma Indians of Louisiana, Primitive Man 14:49-75, page 55
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides
St. Andrew's Cross
USDA HYHYH
Koasati Drug, Antirheumatic (Internal)
Decoction or infusion of leaves taken for rheumatism.
Taylor, Linda Averill, 1940, Plants Used As Curatives by Certain Southeastern Tribes, Cambridge, MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 43
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides
St. Andrew's Cross
USDA HYHYH
Natchez Drug, Pediatric Aid
Infusion of plant given to children unable to urinate.
Taylor, Linda Averill, 1940, Plants Used As Curatives by Certain Southeastern Tribes, Cambridge, MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 42
Hypericum hypericoides ssp. hypericoides
St. Andrew's Cross
USDA HYHYH
Natchez Drug, Urinary Aid
Infusion of plant given to children unable to urinate.
Taylor, Linda Averill, 1940, Plants Used As Curatives by Certain Southeastern Tribes, Cambridge, MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 42
Hypericum multicaule
St. Peter's Wort
Alabama Drug, Antidiarrheal
Decoction of whole plant taken for dysentery.
Swanton, John R, 1928, Religious Beliefs and Medical Practices of the Creek Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #42:473-672, page 664
Hypericum multicaule
St. Peter's Wort
Alabama Drug, Eye Medicine
Infusion of plant used as an eyewash.
Swanton, John R, 1928, Religious Beliefs and Medical Practices of the Creek Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #42:473-672, page 664
Hypericum perforatum L.
Common St. Johnswort
USDA HYPE
Cherokee Drug, Abortifacient
Compound decoction taken 'to promote menstruation.'
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum perforatum L.
Common St. Johnswort
USDA HYPE
Cherokee Drug, Antidiarrheal
Infusion taken for bloody flux and bowel complaint.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum perforatum L.
Common St. Johnswort
USDA HYPE
Cherokee Drug, Dermatological Aid
Milky substance rubbed on sores.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53
Hypericum perforatum L.
Common St. Johnswort
USDA HYPE
Cherokee Drug, Febrifuge
Infusion taken for fever.
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 53