Cucurbitaceae Echinocystis lobata (Michx.) Torr. & Gray

Wild Cucumber

Meskwaki - Drug, Analgesic

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1928, Ethnobotany of the Meskwaki Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:175-326, page 220

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Scientific name: Echinocystis lobata (Michx.) Torr. & Gray
USDA symbol: ECLO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Wild Cucumber
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Family (APG): Cucurbitaceae
Native American Tribe: Meskwaki
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Analgesic
Notes: Poultice of pounded root applied for headache.

RECRD: 85305 id: 12939