Paw Paw Tree

Paw Paw Tree

Latin Name: asimina triloba
Alternative Name: papaw, pawpaw, asiminer
Forms Available: leaf, fruit, seed, bark

Paw Paw Tree – asimina triloba – The fruit of the paw paw tree is edible and is used in desserts. Medicinally, the paw paw is laxative, diuretic, emetic and narcotic. The fruit itself is laxative. The seeds are emetic and narcotic – they have been used to kill headlice. The leaves, diuretic, can be externally applied to abscesses, boils and ulcers.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Seed is emetic and has been used to kill head lice. The fruit is laxative and the leaves diuretic.

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