Brassicaceae Dimorphocarpa wislizeni (Engelm.) Rollins


Zuni - Drug, Psychological Aid

Use documented by:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1915, Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #30, page 91

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Scientific name: Dimorphocarpa wislizeni (Engelm.) Rollins
USDA symbol: DIWI2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Touristplant
Family: Brassicaceae
Family (APG): Brassicaceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Psychological Aid
Notes: Infusion of plant taken by men to 'loosen their tongues so they may talk like fools & drunken men.' It was said that this infusion should never be given to women because they 'should not be made to talk too much.'

RECRD: 3297 id: 12548