Fagaceae Quercus alba L.

White Oak

Penobscot - Drug, Dietary Aid

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., 1917, Medicine Practices of the Northeastern Algonquians, Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Americanists Pp. 303-321, page 309

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Scientific name: Quercus alba L.
USDA symbol: QUAL (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: White Oak
Family: Fagaceae
Family (APG): Fagaceae
Native American Tribe: Penobscot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dietary Aid
Notes: Acorns eaten to induce thirst and plenty of water thought to be beneficial.

RECRD: 93081 id: 31919