Asteraceae Helianthus giganteus L.

Giant Sunflower

Cherokee - Drug, Nose Medicine

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 58

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Scientific name: Helianthus giganteus L.
USDA symbol: HEGI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Giant Sunflower
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Nose Medicine
Notes: Dry powder sprinkled to induce sneezing.

RECRD: 87240 id: 16655