Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth

Missouri Gourd

Apache, Western - Drug, Veterinary Aid

Use documented by:
Buskirk, Winfred, 1986, The Western Apache: Living With the Land Before 1950, Norman. University of Oklahoma Press, page 192

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Scientific name: Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth
USDA symbol: CUFO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Missouri Gourd
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Family (APG): Cucurbitaceae
Native American Tribe: Apache, Western
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Veterinary Aid
Notes: Poultice of mashed stems, leaves and roots soaked in hot water & applied to sores on horses' backs.

RECRD: 40916 id: 11585