Polygonaceae Polygonum pensylvanicum L.

Pennsylvania Smartweed

Chippewa - Drug, Anticonvulsive

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1933, Some Chippewa Uses of Plants, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan Press, page 129

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Scientific name: Polygonum pensylvanicum L.
USDA symbol: POPE2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Pennsylvania Smartweed
Family: Polygonaceae
Family (APG): Polygonaceae
Native American Tribe: Chippewa
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Anticonvulsive
Notes: Infusion of plant tops taken for epilepsy.

RECRD: 91995 id: 28948