Six images ofTypha latifolia, Cattail, Typhaceae, cattail family. American Indians poulticed jelly-like pounded roots on wounds, sores, and inflammation. Fuzz from mature female flowerheads traditionally applied to scalds, and burns.. Root once used dysentery and diarrhea. Anthers, pollen, rhizomes, and shoots have all served as human food. Pulp can be converted to rayon.
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