Cactaceae Opuntia humifusa (Raf.) Raf.


Lakota - Drug, Snake Bite Remedy

Use documented by:
Kraft, Shelly Katheren, 1990, Recent Changes in the Ethnobotany of Standing Rock Indian Reservation, University of North Dakota, M.A. Thesis, page 32

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Scientific name: Opuntia humifusa (Raf.) Raf.
USDA symbol: OPHUH (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Pricklypear
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Lakota
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Snake Bite Remedy
Notes: Cut stems used for rattlesnake bites.

RECRD: 46077 id: 24677