Asteraceae Xanthium spinosum L.

Spiny Cockleburr

Cherokee - Drug, Gastrointestinal Aid

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 29, 30

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Scientific name: Xanthium spinosum L.
USDA symbol: XASP2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Spiny Cockleburr
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gastrointestinal Aid
Notes: Taken for cramps.

RECRD: 97438 id: 43641