Cactaceae Opuntia sp.

Prickly Pear

Lakota - Drug, Abortifacient

Use documented by:
Rogers, Dilwyn J, 1980, Lakota Names and Traditional Uses of Native Plants by Sicangu (Brule) People in the Rosebud Area, South Dakota, St. Francis, SD. Rosebud Educational Scoiety, page 42

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Scientific name: Opuntia sp.
Common names: Prickly Pear
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Lakota
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Roots and soapweed roots used as 'medicine for not give birth.'

RECRD: 4856 id: 24829