Asteraceae Ambrosia acanthicarpa Hook.

Flatspine Burr Ragweed

Zuni - Drug, Abortifacient

Use documented by:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1915, Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #30, page 51, 52

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Scientific name: Ambrosia acanthicarpa Hook.
USDA symbol: AMAC2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Flatspine Burr Ragweed
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Infusion of whole plant taken and used as wash for 'obstructed menstruation.'

RECRD: 86305 id: 2839