Solanaceae Physalis pubescens L.

Husk Tomato

Navajo, Ramah - Drug, Panacea

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 43

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Scientific name: Physalis pubescens L.
USDA symbol: PHPUP4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Husk Tomato
Family: Solanaceae
Family (APG): Solanaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Panacea
Notes: Dried leaves and root used as 'life medicine.'

RECRD: 91214 id: 26711