Cactaceae Opuntia sp.

Prickly Pear

Jemez - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Cook, Sarah Louise, 1930, The Ethnobotany of Jemez Indians., University of New Mexico, M.A. Thesis, page 25

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Scientific name: Opuntia sp.
Common names: Prickly Pear
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Jemez
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Hot poultice of baked pear skin applied to boils, probably to remove the swelling and pain.

RECRD: 1878 id: 24820