Cactaceae Opuntia humifusa (Raf.) Raf.


Nanticoke - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1942, A Study of Delaware Indian Medicine Practice and Folk Beliefs, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission, page 56, 84

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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: Nanticoke
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Juice of fruit rubbed on warts.

RECRD: 90490 id: 24682