Asteraceae Centaurea americana Nutt.

American Star Thistle

Kiowa - Drug, Dermatological Aid

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 58

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Scientific name: Centaurea americana Nutt.
USDA symbol: CEAM2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Star Thistle
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Kiowa
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Poultice of leaves applied to skin sores.

RECRD: 83690 id: 8811