Cactaceae Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) P. Mill.

Tuna Cactus

Cahuilla - Drug, Cathartic

Use documented by:
Bean, Lowell John and Katherine Siva Saubel, 1972, Temalpakh (From the Earth); Cahuilla Indian Knowledge and Usage of Plants, Banning, CA. Malki Museum Press, page 96

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Scientific name: Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) P. Mill.
USDA symbol: OPFI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Tuna Cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Cahuilla
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cathartic
Notes: Boiled fruit used as a purgative.

RECRD: 11578 id: 24643