Asteraceae Helianthus petiolaris Nutt.

Prairie Sunflower

Navajo, Ramah - Drug, Panacea

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 52

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Scientific name: Helianthus petiolaris Nutt.
USDA symbol: HEPEP (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Prairie Sunflower
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Panacea
Notes: Cold infusion of whole plant used as 'life medicine.'

RECRD: 87246 id: 16672