Scrophulariaceae Penstemon barbatus (Cav.) Roth

Beardlip Penstemon

Navajo, Ramah - Drug, Gynecological Aid

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A., 1952, The Ethnobotany of the Ramah Navaho, Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology 40(4):1-94, page 44

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Scientific name: Penstemon barbatus (Cav.) Roth
USDA symbol: PEBAB (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Beardlip Penstemon
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Family (APG): Orobanchaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gynecological Aid
Notes: Honey sucked from flower by pregnant woman to keep baby small for easy labor.

RECRD: 90940 id: 25826