Cactaceae Opuntia macrorhiza var. macrorhiza

Twistspine Pricklypear

Navajo, Ramah - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A., 1952, The Ethnobotany of the Ramah Navaho, Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology 40(4):1-94, page 37

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Scientific name: Opuntia macrorhiza var. macrorhiza
USDA symbol: OPMAM3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Twistspine Pricklypear
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Cactus spines formerly used to pierce ears and lance small skin abscesses.

RECRD: 90493 id: 24713