Geraniaceae Geranium viscosissimum Fisch. & C.A. Mey. ex C.A. Mey.
Blackfoot - Drug, Other
Use documented by:
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 82
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Scientific name: Geranium viscosissimum Fisch. & C.A. Mey. ex C.A. Mey.
USDA symbol: GEVIV (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sticky Geranium
Family (APG): Geraniaceae
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Other
Notes: Infusion of leaves applied to the head and eaten for large head, from dropsy or severe malnutrition. Two cases were described of a young girl and a woman whose heads became abnormally large, as with dropsy or severe malnutrition. An infusion of the leaves was applied to the head and consumed, effecting temporary recovery, but both lost their hair and died later.
RECRD: 3879 id: 15851