Polemoniaceae Eriastrum virgatum (Benth.) Mason

Wand Woolstar

Paiute - Drug, Throat Aid

Use documented by:
Steward, Julian H., 1933, Ethnography of the Owens Valley Paiute, University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology 33(3):233-250, page 317

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Scientific name: Eriastrum virgatum (Benth.) Mason
USDA symbol: ERVI2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Wand Woolstar
Family: Polemoniaceae
Family (APG): Polemoniaceae
Native American Tribe: Paiute
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Throat Aid
Notes: Decoction of entire plant used as a gargle for sore throats.

RECRD: 85537 id: 13565