Cupressaceae Juniperus monosperma (Engelm.) Sarg.

Oneseed Juniper

Tewa - Drug, Pediatric Aid

Use documented by:
Colton, Harold S., 1974, Hopi History And Ethnobotany, IN D. A. Horr (ed.) Hopi Indians. Garland: New York., page 330

View all documented uses for Juniperus monosperma (Engelm.) Sarg.

Scientific name: Juniperus monosperma (Engelm.) Sarg.
USDA symbol: JUMO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Oneseed Juniper
Family: Cupressaceae
Family (APG): Cupressaceae
Native American Tribe: Tewa
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Pediatric Aid
Notes: Plant ashes rubbed on newborn baby. If upon growing up, the child misbehaves, he is taken at the request of the mother and held by some other woman in a blanket over a smoldering fire of juniper. He soon escapes, half suffocated, and supposedly a better and (probably) a wiser youngster.

RECRD: 21457 id: 18733