Scientific name: Corallorhiza odontorhiza

Common names: Crawley, Chicken’s Toes,

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Arabic names:     المرجان (al marjaan)

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Family: Fabaceae

Approximate number of species known:

Common parts used: Whole herb, sprouts

Collection: August to october

Annual/Perennial: Perennial

Height: 10 to 20 inches

Actions:  Diaphoretic, febrifuge, sudorific, sedative

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This is a type of Orchid, not coral in the ocean.    Used to induce sweating. Jethro Kloss would combine this with blue cohosh for painful menstruation.1

Externally it is used for skin conditions.

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