Asteraceae Helianthus annuus L.

Common Sunflower

Pawnee - Drug, Gynecological Aid

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 130

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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: Pawnee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gynecological Aid
Notes: Dry seed compound eaten by pregnant nursing women to protect suckling child.

RECRD: 87222 id: 16616