Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth

Missouri Gourd

Tewa - Drug, Laxative

Use documented by:
Robbins, W.W., J.P. Harrington and B. Freire-Marreco, 1916, Ethnobotany of the Tewa Indians, SI-BAE Bulletin #55, page 63

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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: Tewa
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Laxative
Notes: Infusion of pulverized root taken as a laxative.

RECRD: 84755 id: 11636