A Cherokee formula for treatment of a “painful sickness” called the Ordeal Disease .The Cherokee name for this disease gives no idea whatever of its serious nature.
The Great Chill: The Cherokee Unawa´sti, “that which chills one,” is a generic name for intermittent fever, otherwise known as fever and ague.
This formula is from the manuscript book of A’yû´nini, who explained the whole ceremony. The purpose of which is to bring about the death of the victim
To Treat the Black Yellowness
This is to treat them if there are pains moving about in the teeth. It is only (necessary) to lay on the hands, or to blow, if one should prefer. One may use any kind of a tube, but usually they have the medicine in the mouth. It is the Yellow-rooted Grass (kane´ ska dalâ´nige unaste´tla; not identified.) One must abstain four nights from cooked corn (hominy), and kanâhe´na (fermented corn gruel) is especially forbidden during the same period.