ABUTILON CORDATUM, J. Yellow Mallow. (Sida abutilon of L.) Common from Canada to Mexico. Equivalent of Malva or common Mallow, being mucilaginous, emollient, and demulcent. A tea is used in Virginia for internal inflammations, stranguary, gonorrhoea, &c. The leaves are edible, the negroes use them in the South in soup, gombos and and calalous. It was one of the plants affording a kind of hemp to the Southern Indians to make nets, fringes, coarse twist cloth, and the frame of the finer feather mantles.
Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America, Vol. 2, 1830, was written by C. S. Rafinesque.