Photos of Hydrophyllym virginianum, Virginia waterleaf, Eastern Waterleaf.

Hydrophyllum virginianum, Virginia Waterleaf, Eastern Waterleaf. Native Americans used root tea as an astringent for diarrhea, dysentery. Tea (or roots) chewed for cracked lips, mouth sores. In 18th century America, suggested as a treatment for snakebite, and poison ivy rash. The young leaves, referred to as Shawanese Lettuce, and John's Cabbage, eaten as sald and potage. Tinctured.

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