Also see No. 5. Andromeda Arborea.
ANDROMEDA, L. the A. nitida of Carolina, Sour wood or Pipestem, is equivalent of Kalmia for the itch, the leaves are acrid, the bark dies purple with copperas. The A. angustifolia, or Titi of the Florida tribes, is also equivalent of Kalmia. The A. mariana or Wicke, likewise very useful in the ground itch of negro's feet. The A. racemosa or White Pepperbush, White Osier, is used for baskets and fish flakes. The powder on the leaves and buds of A. pulverulenta or Mealybush, and other kinds is a powerful errhine: even the powdered leaves are such.
Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America, Vol. 2, 1830, was written by C. S. Rafinesque.