Penthorum sedoides (known by the common name ditch stonecrop), is a perennial forb native to the eastern United States which produces small white flowers in summer.



A tincture of the plant is somewhat astringent, demulcent, laxative and tonic. The plant is noted for its effectiveness in treating catarrhal problems of many kinds and has also been used successfully in treating diarrhoea, haemorrhoids and infantile cholera. The seeds have been used in making cough syrups.


None known


None are recorded.

Other names

Virginian Stonecrop 


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