Cucurbitaceae Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus


Rappahannock - Drug, Kidney Aid

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., R.B. Hassrick and E.S. Carpenter, 1942, Rappahannock Herbals, Folk-Lore and Science of Cures, Proceedings of the Delaware County Institute of Science 10:7-55., page 30

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Scientific name: Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus
USDA symbol: CILAL (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Watermelon
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Family (APG): Cucurbitaceae
Native American Tribe: Rappahannock
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Kidney Aid
Notes: Infusion of seeds taken for gravel (kidney stones).

RECRD: 84170 id: 10087