Warning! Use Caution!
The information on these pages is not presented as a medicinal
or survival guide or intended to replace the advice of a physician. It
is presented as an introduction to the cultural importance of plants to
the Cherokee people.
Caution should always be used when gathering wild plants!
Poisonous plants can look very similar to non-poisonous ones and parts
of some plants are safe while other parts of the same plant can be DANGEROUS
or even FATAL!
Some wild plants are now endangered due to over harvesting.
We must understand that our actions have consequences. Wild plants should
be gathered ONLY by those who are experienced at recognizing them and