Fagaceae Castanea pumila (L.) P. Mill.

Allegheny Chinkapin

Cherokee - Drug, Analgesic

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

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Scientific name: Castanea pumila (L.) P. Mill.
USDA symbol: CAPUP3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Allegheny Chinkapin
Family: Fagaceae
Family (APG): Fagaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Analgesic
Notes: Brittle leaves heated and blown on patient for headaches.

RECRD: 83523 id: 8442