Hippocastanaceae Aesculus pavia L.

Red Buckeye

Cherokee - Drug, Orthopedic Aid

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 27

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Scientific name: Aesculus pavia L.
USDA symbol: AEPAP (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Red Buckeye
Family: Hippocastanaceae
Family (APG): Sapindaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Orthopedic Aid
Notes: Poultice of pounded nuts used for 'white swelling' and sprains.

RECRD: 80695 id: 1651