Brassicaceae Lepidium nitidum Nutt.

Shining Pepperweed

Cahuilla - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Bean, Lowell John and Katherine Siva Saubel, 1972, Temalpakh (From the Earth); Cahuilla Indian Knowledge and Usage of Plants, Banning, CA. Malki Museum Press, page 85

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Scientific name: Lepidium nitidum Nutt.
USDA symbol: LENIN (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Shining Pepperweed
Family: Brassicaceae
Family (APG): Brassicaceae
Native American Tribe: Cahuilla
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Decoction of leaves used to wash hair, kept the scalp clean and prevented baldness.

RECRD: 11505 id: 19931