Species Detail

Jeffersonia diphylla L. Pers.
Rheumatism root


Scientific Name:  
Jeffersonia diphylla L. Pers.
Common Name:  
Rheumatism root
Myaamia Name:  
No Myaamia Name
Uses:  
Medicinal
Harvest Seasons:  
Unkn
Habitats:  
Beech-Maple Forest, Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory, Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb, Wild

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Jeffersonia diphylla L. Pers.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  part of recipe for rheumatism. ". . . A quart of whiskey two handfuls red pepper two oz casteel soap half oz salt hartshorn the same of laudnaum and as much jimweed or L. rheumatism root as some term it as you can hold in your hand. Bruise and boil it in a quart water until it is bitter. The stronger the better. Strain it and add the ingredients. Stew them till soft and bottle for use. While using the above; ironweed tea or bitters to cleans the blood"
Botanical Sources  
Jeffersonia diphylla L. Pers.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Occurs in rich woods; especially on calcareous soils
Related Sources  
Jeffersonia diphylla L. Pers.
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