Loasaceae Mentzelia nuda var. nuda

Bractless Blazingstar

Dakota - Drug, Febrifuge

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 103

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Scientific name: Mentzelia nuda var. nuda
USDA symbol: MENUN (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Bractless Blazingstar
Family: Loasaceae
Family (APG): Loasaceae
Native American Tribe: Dakota
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Febrifuge
Notes: Boiled, strained sap applied externally for fever.

RECRD: 89717 id: 22921