The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Witchhazel • Suhwe?t (suh-whet)
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. Cardinal Direction Marker: North (within shouting distance of this marker); Restoration of the Land (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ulysses S. Grant Memorial (about 400 feet away but has been reported missing); Power from the Wind National Grange (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Ulysses S. Grant Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Power from the Wind (approx. 0.2 miles away); James A. Garfield (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
Categories. • Native Americans •
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 368 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.