Historical Uses: The Cherokee tribes was reported use leaves, seeds, and roots for many problems such as early stages of fever, colds, and coughs. The Omaha tribe steeped the leaves for teas.
Historical Names: Earlier Cherokee: “te stu yu te na” Dakota: “chanhalogo pezhuta” (pezhuta translantes to medicine). Omaha and Ponca: “pezhe makan” (herb medicine). Mesquakie: “pasankwe’tuk” (fine hair woman root)
Special Notes: Like many within the mint family, V. hastata has a definitively square stem.