Cactaceae Opuntia sp.

Prickly Pear

Apache, Western - Drug, Pediatric Aid

Use documented by:
Buskirk, Winfred, 1986, The Western Apache: Living With the Land Before 1950, Norman. University of Oklahoma Press, page 180

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Scientific name: Opuntia sp.
Common names: Prickly Pear
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Apache, Western
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Pediatric Aid
Notes: Boiled roots used as laxative for babies and small children.

RECRD: 40908 id: 24803