Cactaceae Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.

Brittle Pricklypear

Shuswap - Drug, Throat Aid

Use documented by:
Palmer, Gary, 1975, Shuswap Indian Ethnobotany, Syesis 8:29-51, page 60

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Scientific name: Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
USDA symbol: OPFRF (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Brittle Pricklypear
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Shuswap
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Throat Aid
Notes: Poultice of heated quills applied to swollen throats.

RECRD: 90488 id: 24659