Plants for Food

Plants for Medicine


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 preparing them.

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