Cactaceae Opuntia sp.

Prickly Pear

Apache, Mescalero - Drug, Eye Medicine

Use documented by:
Basehart, Harry W., 1974, Apache Indians XII. Mescalero Apache Subsistence Patterns and Socio-Political Organization, New York. Garland Publishing Inc., page 38

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Scientific name: Opuntia sp.
Common names: Prickly Pear
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Apache, Mescalero
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Eye Medicine
Notes: Needles used for scraping infected eyelids and tattoos.

RECRD: 45762 id: 24794