Cucurbitaceae Marah fabaceus (Naud.) Naud. ex Greene

California Manroot

Pomo, Kashaya - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Goodrich, Jennie and Claudia Lawson, 1980, Kashaya Pomo Plants, Los Angeles. American Indian Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles, page 41

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Scientific name: Marah fabaceus (Naud.) Naud. ex Greene
USDA symbol: MAFAF (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: California Manroot
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Family (APG): Cucurbitaceae
Native American Tribe: Pomo, Kashaya
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Raw, pounded root mixed with pounded pepper nuts & skunk grease applied to head to prevent baldness.

RECRD: 807 id: 22381