Scrophulariaceae Penstemon jamesii Benth.

James' Beardtongue

Navajo, Kayenta - Drug, Pediatric Aid

Use documented by:
Wyman, Leland C. and Stuart K. Harris, 1951, The Ethnobotany of the Kayenta Navaho, Albuquerque. The University of New Mexico Press, page 43

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Scientific name: Penstemon jamesii Benth.
USDA symbol: PEJA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: James' Beardtongue
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Family (APG): Orobanchaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Kayenta
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Pediatric Aid
Notes: Plant used as an emetic and lotion to purify a newborn infant before nursing.

RECRD: 90971 id: 25922