By Sarah Fiorello

image of whole plant

Salvia lyrata

Native to eastern and central U.S.

Indigenous people shared with enslaved African healers how to make tea with the leaves for treating coughs, colds, and fevers. The crushed leaves have been used to remove warts and salve made with the roots has been applied to skin wounds and sores.

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