American Paw Paw Tree

By Scott Bauer, USDA – USDA ARS Image Number K7575-8, Public Domain,

Plant Family: Annonaceae

Botanical Name: Asimina triloba

Alternative Name: Pawpaw, Paw Paw, Paw-Paw, and Papaw

Medicinal Uses:

  • Head lice.
  • Treating Fever.
  • Vomiting.
  • Swelling of the mouth and throat.
  • Other conditions.


American Pawpaw: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Dosage, and Warning. (n.d.). Retrieved from