Typhaceae Typha latifolia L.

Broadleaf Cattail

Houma - Drug, Pulmonary Aid

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., 1941, A List of Plant Curatives Obtained From the Houma Indians of Louisiana, Primitive Man 14:49-75, page 60

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Scientific name: Typha latifolia L.
USDA symbol: TYLA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Broadleaf Cattail
Family: Typhaceae
Family (APG): Typhaceae
Native American Tribe: Houma
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Pulmonary Aid
Notes: Decoction of stalks taken for whooping cough.

RECRD: 96533 id: 41228