Asteraceae Lactuca serriola L.

Prickly Lettuce

Navajo, Ramah - Drug, Emetic

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: Lactuca serriola L.
USDA symbol: LASE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Prickly Lettuce
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Emetic
Notes: Compound decoction of plant used as a ceremonial emetic.

RECRD: 88408 id: 19395