Polygonaceae Eriogonum alatum Torr.

Winged Buckwheat

Navajo, Ramah - Drug, Oral Aid

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A., 1952, The Ethnobotany of the Ramah Navaho, Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology 40(4):1-94, page 23

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Scientific name: Eriogonum alatum Torr.
USDA symbol: ERALA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Winged Buckwheat
Family: Polygonaceae
Family (APG): Polygonaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Oral Aid
Notes: Cold infusion of root used as a mouthwash for sore gums.

RECRD: 85716 id: 13944