Apocynaceae Apocynum cannabinum L.
Kiowa - Food, Candy
Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A. and Richard Evans Schultes, 1939, The Economic Botany of the Kiowa Indians, Cambridge MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 47
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Scientific name: Apocynum cannabinum L.
USDA symbol: APCA (View details
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Common names: Indianhemp
Family (APG): Apocynaceae
Native American Tribe: Kiowa
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Candy
Notes: Milky latex used as chewing gum. After the latex was squeezed from the plant, it was allowed to stand over night, whereupon it hardened into a 'white gum.' Two kinds of gum were recognized; that which was left overnight, and that which was chewed only a few hours after it had been extracted from the plant.
RECRD: 10897 id: 3807