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:
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.