Scrophulariaceae Pedicularis groenlandica Retz.

Elephanthead Lousewort

Cheyenne - Drug, Cough Medicine

Use documented by:
Grinnell, George Bird, 1972, The Cheyenne Indians - Their History and Ways of Life Vol.2, Lincoln. University of Nebraska Press, page 187

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Scientific name: Pedicularis groenlandica Retz.
USDA symbol: PEGR2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Elephanthead Lousewort
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Family (APG): Orobanchaceae
Native American Tribe: Cheyenne
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cough Medicine
Notes: Infusion of powdered leaves and stems taken to stop or loosen a long lasting cough.

RECRD: 2043 id: 25668