Asteraceae Helianthus annuus L.

Common Sunflower

Zuni - Drug, Snake Bite Remedy

Use documented by:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1915, Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #30, page 53, 54

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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: Zuni
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Snake Bite Remedy
Notes: Compound poultice of root applied with much ceremony to rattlesnake bite.

RECRD: 87229 id: 16636