Solanaceae Lycium pallidum Miers

Pale Wolfberry

Zuni - Other, Protection

Use documented by:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1915, Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #30, page 94

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Scientific name: Lycium pallidum Miers
USDA symbol: LYPAP (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Pale Wolfberry
Family: Solanaceae
Family (APG): Solanaceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Protection
Notes: Ground leaves, twigs and flowers given to warriors for protection during war. A pinch of the mixture was given to each warrior. The warriors placed it in their mouths, ejected the mass into their hands and rubbed in on their faces, arms and bodies so that the enemy's arrows could not harm them.

RECRD: 32983 id: 21463