Herb: Summer Coralroot

Latin name: Corallorhiza maculata

Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Medicinal use of Summer Coralroot:

An infusion of the plant has been used as a lotion in the treatment of ringworm and skin diseases. An infusion of the dried, whole plant bits has been used in the treatment of colds. A decoction of the stalks has been used to "build up the blood" of people suffering from pneumonia.

Description of the plant:


50 cm
(1 foot)

Habitat of the herb:

On leaf mold in woods.

Cultivation of Summer Coralroot:

On leaf mold in woods.

Known hazards of Corallorhiza maculata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.