Asteraceae Silphium perfoliatum L.

Cup Plant

Winnebago - Drug, Antirheumatic (Internal)

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 132

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Scientific name: Silphium perfoliatum L.
USDA symbol: SIPEP (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Cup Plant
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Winnebago
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Antirheumatic (Internal)
Notes: Root used in smoke treatment for rheumatism.

RECRD: 95243 id: 38047