Asteraceae Helianthus annuus L.

Common Sunflower

Kiowa - Drug, Oral Aid

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A. and Richard Evans Schultes, 1939, The Economic Botany of the Kiowa Indians, Cambridge MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 60

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Scientific name: Helianthus annuus L.
USDA symbol: HEAN3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Sunflower
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Kiowa
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Oral Aid
Notes: Coagulated sap chewed, by the elders, to diminish thirst.

RECRD: 10922 id: 16583