Fabaceae Medicago sativa L.


Costanoan - Drug, Ear Medicine

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 19

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Scientific name: Medicago sativa L.
USDA symbol: MESAS (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Alfalfa
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
Native American Tribe: Costanoan
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Ear Medicine
Notes: Poultice of heated leaves applied to the ear for earaches.

RECRD: 89516 id: 22536