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Witchhazel • Suhwe?t (suh-whet)

 
 
Witchhazel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 11, 2011
1. Witchhazel Marker
Inscription.
A popular commercial remedy and facial astringent used throughout the world, witchhazel was first harvested by Native peoples in the eastern United States.

The Potawatomi and Mahican tribes used witchhazel as a sedative and as an astringent, and valued its ability to stop bleeding. They also used witchhazel to soothe skin irritations, burns, and insect bites, and made a tea, often mixed with maple syrup, to treat sore throat.

Did you know that witchhazel is often used to treat sore muscles, sunburn, and skin rashes?
 
Location. 38° 53.322′ N, 77° 0.955′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Jefferson Drive SW near 3rd Street SW, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on the north side of the National Museum of the American Indian. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Rivera (a few steps from this marker); What is a Grandfather Rock? (within shouting distance of this marker); Cardinal Direction Marker: North (within shouting distance of this marker); Broadleaf Cattail • Káhkáhaskwar (kaw-kaw-has-quar)
Marker in Washington DC image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 11, 2011
2. Marker in Washington DC
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bald Cypress • Ártu (ar-too) (within shouting distance of this marker); Wetlands (within shouting distance of this marker); Cardinal Direction Markers (within shouting distance of this marker); Wingapo (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Marker at the National Museum<br>of the American Indian image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 11, 2011
3. Marker at the National Museum
of the American Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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