Asteraceae Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten.

Bull Thistle

Potawatomi - Drug, Adjuvant

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 51

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Scientific name: Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten.
USDA symbol: CIVU (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Bull Thistle
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Adjuvant
Notes: Fresh flower centers chewed to mask unpleasant flavors in medicines.

RECRD: 84162 id: 10048