Fagaceae Castanea dentata (Marsh.) Borkh.

American Chestnut

Iroquois - Other, Insecticide

Use documented by:
Waugh, F. W., 1916, Iroquis Foods and Food Preparation, Ottawa. Canada Department of Mines, page 123

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Scientific name: Castanea dentata (Marsh.) Borkh.
USDA symbol: CADE12 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Chestnut
Family: Fagaceae
Family (APG): Fagaceae
Native American Tribe: Iroquois
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Insecticide
Notes: Nut meat oil mixed with bear grease and used as a preventive for mosquitoes.

RECRD: 7763 id: 8437