Cactaceae Opuntia sp.

Prickly Pear

Costanoan - Drug, Antirheumatic (External)

Use documented by:
Bocek, Barbara R., 1984, Ethnobotany of Costanoan Indians, California, Based on Collections by John P. Harrington, Economic Botany 38(2):240-255, page 10

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Scientific name: Opuntia sp.
Common names: Prickly Pear
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Costanoan
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Antirheumatic (External)
Notes: Poultice of warm fruit applied and warm fruit juice rubbed on for rheumatism.

RECRD: 90496 id: 24807