Hamamelidaceae Hamamelis virginiana L.

American Witchhazel

Potawatomi - Drug, Orthopedic Aid

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 59, 60

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Scientific name: Hamamelis virginiana L.
USDA symbol: HAVI4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Witchhazel
Family: Hamamelidaceae
Family (APG): Hamamelidaceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Orthopedic Aid
Notes: Twigs used to create steam in the sweatbath for sore muscles.

RECRD: 87099 id: 16445