Meliaceae Melia azedarach L.


Cherokee - Other, Insecticide

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 29

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Scientific name: Melia azedarach L.
USDA symbol: MEAZ (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Chinaberrytree
Family: Meliaceae
Family (APG): Meliaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Insecticide
Notes: Crushed leaves used to drive out 'house insects.'

RECRD: 89520 id: 22544