Cucurbitaceae Marah macrocarpus (Greene) Greene

Cucamonga Manroot

Costanoan - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Bocek, Barbara R., 1984, Ethnobotany of Costanoan Indians, California, Based on Collections by John P. Harrington, Economic Botany 38(2):240-255, page 24

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Scientific name: Marah macrocarpus (Greene) Greene
USDA symbol: MAMAM4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Cucamonga Manroot
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Family (APG): Cucurbitaceae
Native American Tribe: Costanoan
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Seeds used as a paste for pimples and skin sores.

RECRD: 89444 id: 22388