Cactaceae Peniocereus greggii var. greggii

Nightblooming Cereus

Nevada Indian - Drug, Heart Medicine

Use documented by:
Murphey, Edith Van Allen, 1990, Indian Uses of Native Plants, Glenwood, Ill. Meyerbooks. Originally published in 1959, page 40

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Scientific name: Peniocereus greggii var. greggii
USDA symbol: PEGRG (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Nightblooming Cereus
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Nevada Indian
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Heart Medicine
Notes: Infusion of root taken as a cardiac stimulant.

RECRD: 21007 id: 25796