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CHEROKEE HERBS

BY

THE
CHEROKEE PHYSICIAN,
OR
INDIAN GUIDE TO HEALTH,

AS GIVEN BY
RICHARD FOREMAN, A CHEROKEE DOCTOR;
COMPRISING A BRIEF VIEW OF ANATOMY, WITH
GENERAL RULES FOR PRESERVING HEALTH
WITHOUT THE USE OF MEDICINES.

1849

 

 

The Cherokee Physician by Jas. W. Mahoney 1849 Title

Introduction

Anatomy

Organs Of The Human Body And Their Uses

Skull, Cranium

Shoulder Blade, Scapula

Collar Bone, Clavsile

Upper Bone Of The Arm, Os Humeri

Lower Part Of The Arm, Radius And Ulna

The Ulna Or Elbow, A Measure

Bones Of The And Fingers

The Breast Bone, Sternum

The Ribs

Bones Belonging To The Basin, Pelvis

Thigh Bone, Os Femoris

The Knee Pan, Rotella or Patella

Instep Or Ankle, Tarsus

The Brain

The Tongue, Lingua

The Wind Pipe, Trachea

The Lights, Lungs

The Heart

The Swallow, Esophagus

The Liver, Haper

The Stomach, Stomachus

The Melt, Spleen

The Caul Fat, Omentum

The Pancreas

Intestines Or Guts, Intestinum

The Kidneys

The Bladder, Vesica Urinari Cystis

Nerves

The Arteries, Arteria

The Veins

The Muscles

The Glands

Breasts Of Females, Mammae

Joints, Gristles, Cartilages

Joint Water, Synovia

The Sinews, Tendons

The Art Of Preserving Health Without The Use Of Medicines

Of Air

Of Exercises

Of Sleep

Of Clothing

Of Food And Drink

Of Cleanliness

Of The Passions

Of Anger

Of Hatred

Of Envy

Of Avarice

Of Fear

Of Hope

Of Joy

Of Grief

Of Love

Remarks Preliminary To The Medical Portion Of This Work

Description Of The Symptoms Of Disease And The Treatment

Catarrh Or Cold

Influenza Or Malignant Sore Throat

Pleurisy

Dropsy

Dyspepsy Or Indigestion

Flux Or Dysentary

Diarrhoe Or Lax

Hemorrhoids Or Piles

Cholera Morbus Or Puking And Purging

Scrofula Or Kings Evil

Ulcers

Cancer

Sore Legs

White Swelling

Felon Or Whitlow

Phthisic Or Asthma

Fevers General Remarks

Ague And Fever Or Intermttent Fever

Bilious Fever

Nervous Fever, Typhus Fever

Yellow Fever

Scarlet Fever

Inflammation

Inflammation Of The Brain

Inflammation Of The Stomach

Inflammation Of The Intestines

Inflammation Of The Kidneys

Inflammation Of The Bladder

Inflammation Of The Spleen

Inflammation Of The Liver

Consumption

Dr. Wright's Treatment For Consumption

Rupture Or Hernia

Rheumatism

Inflammatory Rheumatism

Chronic Rheumatism

Turk's Treatment For Rheumatism

Jaundice

Falling Of The Palate

Poisons

Animal Poisons Or Snake Bite

Sting Of Insects

Vegetable Poisons

Mineral Poisons

Poisons Of The Skin

Milk Poison

Scurvy

Deafness

Ear Ache

Epilepsy

Apoplexy

Venerial

Pox

Clap

Bloody Urine

Gravel And Stone

Diabetes

Cholic

Bilious Cholic

Nervous Cholic

Locked Jaw

Tooth Ache

Bealed Jaw

Palsy

Wen

Diseases Of The Skin

Scald Head

Tetter Worm

Ring Worm

Itch

Shingles

St. Anthony's Fire Or Erysipelas

Small Pox

Vaccination

Chicken Pox

Measles

Mumps

Burns And Scalds

Fractures And Dislocations

Wounds And Cuts

Hooping Cough

Diseases Peculiar To The Unimpregnated State

Menstruation

Retention Of The Menses

Imperforation Of The Hymen

Suppressed Or Obstructed Menses

Painful Menstruation

Green Sickness

Profuse Menstruation

Cessation Of The Menses

Whites And Flour Albus

Diseases Of The Pregnant State

Signs Of Pregnancy

Sickness Of The Stomach And Vomiting

Cramp

Pain In The Head And Drowsiness

Swelled Legs

Heart Burn

Constant Desire To Make Water

Stoppage Or Suppression Of Urine

Flooding

False Pains

Abortion

Labor

Unnatural Presentations

Twins

Diseases Consequent On Delivery, After Pains

Social Discharges

Inflamed Or Swelled Breasts

Sore Nipples

Milk Fever

Swelled Leg

Child Bed Fever

Falling Of The Womb

Diseases Of Children

Retention Of The Meconium

Retention Of The Urine

Snuffles Or Stopped Nose

Sore Eyes

Red Gum

Yellow Gum

Thrush

Cholic In Infants

Croup

Worms

Cholera Infantum Or Puking And Purging Of Infants

Injections Or Clysters

Indian Materia Medica, Principally Botanical

 

Emetics

Ipecacuanha

American Ipecacuanha

Indian Physic

Lobelia Inflata

Vervine, Vervane, Verbena Hastata

Indian Fever Root

Gillenia, Gillenia Trifoliata

 

Cathartics

Butternut, White Walnut, Inglans Cineria

Rheubarb, Rheum Palmatum

Peach Tree, Amygdslus Pesica

Black Root, Brinton Root, Gulver Root, Bowman's Root, Leptandria Alba.

American Senna, Cassia Marilandica

Mayapple, Mandrake, Podophyllum Peltatum

Mulberry Tree, Morus Nigra

Flux Weed, Witch Weed

Buck Thorn, Rhamnus Catharticus

Benne Plant, Sessaman Orientale

Aloe Or Aloes, Aloe Perlivata

 

Stimulants

Garlic, Allium Sativum

Calamus, Sweet Flag, Acorus Calamus

Moor Wort, Andromeda Marienna

Blue Flag, Gleet Root

Sage, Salvia

Mistletoe, Viscum

Seven Bark

Camphor Tree, Laurus Camphora

Indian Turnip, Arum Triphyllum

Ginger, Race, White, Black Ginger, Amomum Zingiber

Black Pepper, Piper Nigrum

Red Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Capsicum Annuum

Saffron, Crocus Sativus

Button Snake Root, Liatris Spicata

Dwarf Bay, Mezereon, Daphne Mezereum

Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root, Fluxroot, Asclepias Tuberosa

White Snake Root, Pool Root

Allspice Tree, Pimento Tree, Myrtus Pimenta

Cinnamon Tree, Laurus Cinamomum

Motherwort, Leonurus Cardiaca

Wild Ginger, Heart Snake Root, Asarum Candensis

Pine, Pinus

Rosin Weed

Wild Wet Fire, Blister Root, Chicken Pepper

White Poppy, Papaver Album

Lettuce

Blue Root

 

Tonics

Tag Alder, Alnus Serrulata

Dog Fennel, May Weed, Wild Chamomile, Anthemis Cotula

Boneset, Cross Wort, Indian Sage, Eupatorium Perfoiliatum

Spikenard, Aralia Racemosa, Nardus Indica

Black Snake Root, Virginia Snake Root, Aritolochia Serpentaria

Sampson Snake Root

Wild Cucumber, Cicumis Agrotis

Tansy, Tanaceum Vulgare

Prickly Ash, Prickly Elder, Aralia Spinosa

Sourwood

Black Ash Tree

Columbo Root, Frasera Verticillata

Dog Wood, Cornus Florida

Star Root, Aletris Abba.

Mustard, White And Black, Sinapis Nigra et Alba

Horse Radish, Cochleari Armoracea

Balm, Melessa Officialalis

Yellow Poplar, Lirioderadran Tulipifera

Yellow Sarsapparilla, Menispermum Canadansis

White Sarsaparilla, Smilax Sarsaparilla

Wild Hoarhound, Eupatorium Pilorum

Snake Head, Chelcna Glabra

Angellica, Angellico

Solomon's Seal, Convallaria Multiflora

Goldenseal, Hydrastus Canadensis

Fennel, Sweet Fennel, Anethum Foenicular

Willow, Salix

Oo-Na-Ker-Oo-Nah-Sta-Tse

Wild Cherry Tree, Prunus Cerasus

Black Haw

Cholera Morbus Root

Iron Filings

Gentain

 

Astringents

Never Wet

Balm Of Gilead, Amyris Gildensis

The Oak, Quercus

Sweet, Gum Tree

Persimmon

Dewberry, Robus Procumbens

Comfrey, Consolida

Agrimony, Stick Wort

Princes Feather, Amaranth

Crane's Bill, Geranium Maculatum

Water Plantain, Alisma Plantago

Yarrow, Achilla Millefolium

Cinquefoil, Sinkfield

Skervish, Frost Root, Erigerom Philadelphicum

Cat Paw, Pole Cat Bush

Raspberry Leaves

Bamboo Brier

Red Root

Horn Bean, Iron Wood

Alum Root, Heuchera Americana

White Hickory

Knot Weed, Knot Root

Green Switch, Yellow Root

 

Diaphoretics And Sudorifics

Senega Snake Root, Polygola Senega

Indian Cup Plant

Pennyroyal, Hedeoma Pulegiorides

Spicewood, Laurus Benzoin

Rattle Weed, Botrophis Serpentaria

Heart Leaves

Shell Bark Hickory

Peppermint, Mentha Piperita

Spearmint

Mountain Dittany

Winter Clover, One Berry, Partridge Berry

Black Dittany

Long Root

Cedar

Pennyworth

Golden Rod

Water Big Leaf

 

Diuretics

Horse Mint

Strawberry, Frigaria

Tobacco, Nicotian Tobacum

Smart Weed

Indian Hemp

Flax Seed

Sumac, Black And White, Rhus Glambum

Silk Weed, Asclepias Syriasa

White Elder, Sweet Elder, Sambicus Niger

Pumpkin, Cucurbita Pepo

Queen Of The Meadow, Spered Ulmaria

Parsley, Apium Petroselium

Cat Tongue

Rush

Piney Weed

Wild Potato, Convolvulus Panduratus

Clap Weed, Cock Up Hat

Poor Robbin's Plantain

Highland Big Leaf

Hot Vine

Oo-na-stah-lah-cah-tsee-le-skee

Southern Yaupon

Burdock Root, Arctium Lappa

Wild Rats Bane, Winter Green

Bear Berry, Wild Cranberry, Uva Ursi

Ah-squah-na-ta-quah

Rattle Snakes Master

Wild Mercury

 

Expectorants

Elecampane, Inula Helenium

Red Puccoon, Sanguinaria Canadensis

Liquorice, Glycyrrhiza Glabra

Culsay-tse-e-you-stee

Onions

Linchen, Lungwort

White Hoarhound

Hyssop, Hyssopus

Tar

Maiden Fern, Maiden Hair, Spleen Wort

Liver Wort

Milk Weed, Milk Wort

 

Antispasmodics And Nervines

Fit Root, Ice Plant, Monotropa Uniflora

Ginseng, Panax Quinquefolium

Moccasin Flower, Cypripedium Luteum

Chamomile, Anthemis Nobiles

Blue Berry, Caulophyllum Thalictroides

Catnip, Nepeta Cataria

Asafoetida

 

Antiseptics

Slippery Elm, Ulmus Albus

Lynn Tree

Sheep Sorrel, Wild Sorrel, Rumex Acetosella

Plantain Leaves, Plantago Major

Bears Foot

Yellow Dock Root, Narrow Dock, Rumex Crispus

Sassafras, Laurus Sassafras

Mullen, Verbascum

Indian Balm, Trillium Latifolium

Buck Tree

Poke Weed, Phytolucca Kecandria

Buck Eye

Black Sarsaparilla

Spruce Pine

Swamp Lilly

Highland Fern

Balsam Of Fir, Silver Fir Tree Of America, Pinus Balsamea

Wild Indigo

Charcoal Of Wood, Carbo Lingi

Vinegar

 

Anthelmintics

The China Tree, Melia Azendarach

Jerusalem Oak, Chenopodium Anthelmintic

Carolina Pink, Spigelia Marilancici

Worm Wood

Common Garden Rue, Ruta Graveolens

 

Directions For Selecting Gathering And Preserving Medicines

Blood Letting

Dispensatory

Diuretic Pills

Diuretic Pills A Valuable Preparation

Diuretic Powders

Diuretic Tincture

Diaphoretic Powders

Diaphoretic Drops Or Tincture

Antibillious Pills

Gulver Pill

Gulver Syrup

Butternut Syrup

Hepatic Pill

Antidyspeptic or Hepatic Syrup

Twin Leaf, Jeffersonia Odorata

 

Emetics

Emetic Decoction

Tincture of Lobelia

 

Bitter Tonics

Tonic Powders

Laxative Bitter Tonics

Chalybeate Pill

Ague Pill

 

Nervines

Nervine Powders

Nervine Tincture

Antispasmodic Tincture

 

Anti Emetics

Several Valuable Preparations For Venereal

Rheumatic Ointment

Plaster For Drawing Blisters

Styptics

Explanation Of Herbal Technical Terms